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NCJ Number: 120680 Find in a Library
Title: Effects of Older Brother-Younger Sister Incest: A Review of Four Cases
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:4  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:259-274
Author(s): M Laviola
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Self-reported histories of four women who experienced childhood incest with their older brothers show long-term negative effects.
Abstract: In all cases the women described symptoms of low self-esteem and guilt, related to their role in the incest. Other perceived long-term harmful effects include depression, difficulties with trusting others, and sexual dysfunction. These effects vary according to the amount of coercion used by the brothers, duration of the incest, and parental response to the incest. Dysfunction in the women's families-of-origin that contribute to their perceptions of the incest is also described. 12 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Incest
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Family offenses; Female victims; Psychological victimization effects
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