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NCJ Number: 228105 Find in a Library
Title: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Disorders of Extreme Stress (DESNOS) Symptoms Following Prostitution and Childhood Abuse
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:15  Issue:8  Dated:August 2009  Pages:933-951
Author(s): Hyunjung Choi; Carolin Klein; Min-Sup Shin; Hoon-Jin Lee
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 19
Publisher: http://www.sagepub.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the psychological consequences in victims of sexual exploitation in Korea.
Abstract: Findings from this study included the report of disturbances in physical autonomy, disruptions in attachment, economic constraints, physical and sexual assault, and emotional abuse from the prostituted women. Few of the control group reported these events. Prostituted women had higher symptom levels of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as symptoms characteristic of disorders of extreme stress not otherwise specified (DESNOS). Episodes of childhood abuse exacerbated these levels. Results also indicated that women with a history of childhood sexual abuse entered prostitution at a significantly younger age. Data were collected from 46 Korean women involved in indoor prostitution and now residing in shelters where they were receiving rehabilitation services. The control group included age and education matched Korean women with no history of child abuse or prostitution. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Adult survivors of child sexual abuse; Prostitution
Index Term(s): Female victims; Korean; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD)
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