The Sexuality of childhood sexual abuse survivors

Cynthia Roller, Donna S. Martsolf, Claire Burke Draucker, Ratchneewan Ross

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Abstract

In this grounded theory study, a theoretical framework that depicts the process by which childhood sexual abuse (CSA) influences the sexuality of women and men survivors was constructed. Data were drawn from interview transcripts of 95 men and women who experienced CSA. Using constant comparison analysis, the researchers determined that the central phenomenon of the data was a process labeled Determining My Sexual Being, in which survivors moved from grappling with questions related to the nature, cause, and sexual effects of the abuse to laying claim to their own sexuality. Clinical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-60
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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