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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163988
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Marital Rape: Consequences for Women & Children
Author(s):
McFarlane, Judith
Author Details:
Judith McFarlane, PhD, Professor, Texas Women's University, Houston, Texas, USA, email: jmcfarlane@twu.edu
Abstract:
Introduction: Marital rape is pandemic and affects the functioning of women and their children. Purpose: Describe the frequency, severity and health consequences of marital rape, comparing women to a group of abused women who never experienced rape. Methods: 150 physically abused women were followed for two years. Rape was defined as forced vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Account of perpetrator behaviors at the time of the first rape as well as victim helpseeking following the rape and agency responses was documented. Sequencing of the first episode of rape relative to the start of the relationship, sexual relations, and physical abuse was chronicled. Instruments measured frequency and severity of violence, depression, posttraumatic stress syndrome and suicidality for both raped and non-raped women. Aggressive and depressive behaviors of children of raped mothers were compared to behaviors of children of physically abused but not raped mothers. Results: Two women died before the study was completed; among the 148 women who completed the two-year study, 68% reported marital rape. Almost one third (31%) of the raped women had experienced the first episode of rape within one year of meeting the perpetrator. Most (79%) of the raped women reported multiple rapes. Fifty-five percent of the women reported the second rape occurred within one month of the first rape. Only 10% of the women received medical care following the rape and fewer received counseling. Scores on depression, posttraumatic stress, and suicidality will be presented along with patterns of sexual decision-making and behavior problems of children. Conclusions: Marital rape is frequent and severe among physically abused women with associated elevated levels of violence, risk factors for murder, depression and suicidality. Routine assessment by health and social service personnel for marital rape; offering information to victims on increased risk of murder, pregnancy, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use and suicide. Establishing family justice centers that provide justice, legal, social and health services at one location.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMarital Rape: Consequences for Women & Childrenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcFarlane, Judithen_US
dc.author.detailsJudith McFarlane, PhD, Professor, Texas Women's University, Houston, Texas, USA, email: jmcfarlane@twu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163988-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Marital rape is pandemic and affects the functioning of women and their children. Purpose: Describe the frequency, severity and health consequences of marital rape, comparing women to a group of abused women who never experienced rape. Methods: 150 physically abused women were followed for two years. Rape was defined as forced vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Account of perpetrator behaviors at the time of the first rape as well as victim helpseeking following the rape and agency responses was documented. Sequencing of the first episode of rape relative to the start of the relationship, sexual relations, and physical abuse was chronicled. Instruments measured frequency and severity of violence, depression, posttraumatic stress syndrome and suicidality for both raped and non-raped women. Aggressive and depressive behaviors of children of raped mothers were compared to behaviors of children of physically abused but not raped mothers. Results: Two women died before the study was completed; among the 148 women who completed the two-year study, 68% reported marital rape. Almost one third (31%) of the raped women had experienced the first episode of rape within one year of meeting the perpetrator. Most (79%) of the raped women reported multiple rapes. Fifty-five percent of the women reported the second rape occurred within one month of the first rape. Only 10% of the women received medical care following the rape and fewer received counseling. Scores on depression, posttraumatic stress, and suicidality will be presented along with patterns of sexual decision-making and behavior problems of children. Conclusions: Marital rape is frequent and severe among physically abused women with associated elevated levels of violence, risk factors for murder, depression and suicidality. Routine assessment by health and social service personnel for marital rape; offering information to victims on increased risk of murder, pregnancy, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use and suicide. Establishing family justice centers that provide justice, legal, social and health services at one location.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:36:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:36:09Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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