Communicating a History of Sexual Trauma: Partner Responses to Women's Disclosure.
Center for Social and Behavioral Science, 14589University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, 12269University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
- Published Article
Violence against women
- Publication Date
Aug 01, 2022
The study aimed to understand how women who experienced sexual trauma but are now in a healthy relationship perceive their partners' responses to their disclosure of sexual trauma. Forty-one women completed an in-depth semi-structured phone interview. Responses were analyzed using reflexive thematic analysis, identifying two overarching themes and six subthemes. The results provide a voice to the needs and preferences of women who experienced sexual trauma, but are navigating communication in a healthy relationship. Given that most women disclosed their experiences with partners, this sample provides valuable insight for clinicians, interventionists, and partners of survivors to navigate supportive interactions.
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