The Effects of Sexual AbusePresentation Transcript
THE EFFECTS OF SEXUAL ABUSEShura StevenWhitakerPSY 265Nov 08, 2012Kavita Kostek
Rape is a sexual activity thattakes place without the consent ofone of the parties involved(Rathus, Nevid, and Fichner-Rathus, 2005). Statutory rape Acquaintance rape Stranger rape Partner rape Date rape Male and Female rape Gang rape Drug facilitated rape
Effects of RapeShort-term Long-term Anxiety and fear Physical injuries Sexually transmitteddiseases and pregnancy Feeling of powerlessness Flashbacks and nightmares Post-traumatic stressdisorder (PTSD) Obsessive-compulsive andeating disorders Depression, anxiety, andpanic attacks Lack of self-esteem Sexual and physicalproblems
Childhood sexual abuse ranges fromexhibitionism, kissing, fondling,and sexual touching to oral sex andanal intercourse and, with girls,vaginal intercourse (Rathus, Nevid,and Fichner-Rathus, 2005). Touching sexual offenses Non-touching sexual offenses Sexual exploitation
Effects of Childhood SexualAbuseShort-term Long-term Anger and aggression Withdrawal and isolation Fear, anxiety, and panicattacks Confusion of right andwrong Inappropriate sexualbehavior Depressive and anxietydisorders Substance abuse andeating disorders Post-traumatic stressdisorders (PTSD) Pseudo-mature behaviors Confusion about sexualidentity
ConclusionThe effects of sexual abuse either by means of rapeor childhood sexual abuse cause trauma for thevictims, and can affect the lives of the victims inadverse ways.The effects of sexual abuse can bedivided into short-term and long-term effects.Short-term effects of abuse can lead to long-term effects if one is not properly treated. Bothshort and long-term effects can have lastingeffects that rob one of parts of their life.Regardless if rape or childhood sexualabuse, both are harmful, disastrous, and illegal.
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