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NCJ Number: 229561 Find in a Library
Title: "He Messed Me Up": Swedish Adolescent Girls' Experiences of Gender-Related Partner Violence and Its Consequences Over Time
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:16  Issue:2  Dated:February 2010  Pages:207-232
Author(s): Maria Wiklund; Eva-Britt Malmgren-Olsson; Carita Bengs; Ann Ohman
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 26
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the long term effects of adolescent domestic violence.
Abstract: This article illuminates two Swedish adolescent girls' experiences of living in a violent relationship as teenagers and how this has affected their lives and health over time. Interviews were conducted in a youth health center. A combination of qualitative content analysis and narrative analysis describes violation, stress, trauma, coping, and agency during the period of adolescence and transition into adulthood. Despite Swedish progressive public policies on men's violence against women, teenage girls are exposed to male partners' violation, a severe gendered stressor. There is a need for the development of health policy and gender-responsive interventions geared specifically toward adolescent girls. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Adolescent abuse; Adolescents at risk; Dating Violence; Gender issues; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD); Sexual assault victims; Sweden; Violence
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