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NCJ Number: 118532 Find in a Library
Title: Prevalence of Coercive Sexual Experience Among Teenage Mothers
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:204-219
Author(s): H P Gershenson; J S Musick; H S Ruch-Ross; V Magee; K K Rubino; D Rosenberg
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the prevalence of coercive sexual experience in a population of teenage mothers.
Abstract: In all, sixty-one percent of the respondents reported such experiences and one-third had experienced unwanted sexual intercourse. The victims generally knew the perpetrators; nearly thirty percent had been abused by a family member. Nonfamily perpetrators tended to be boy friends, dates and friends of the young mothers. The prevalence rates were roughly equivalent to those reported by Russell and Wyatt. Tables, notes and 20 references. (Author Abstract modified).
Main Term(s): Acquaintance rape
Index Term(s): Adolescent parents; Assault and battery; Sexual assault
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