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Communicating a History of Sexual Trauma: Partner Responses to Women's Disclosure.

Authors
  • Lukacena, Kaylee M1
  • Mark, Kristen P2
  • 1 Center for Social and Behavioral Science, 14589University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.
  • 2 Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, 12269University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Violence against women
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2022
Volume
28
Issue
10
Pages
2521–2539
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/10778012211034217
PMID: 34668448
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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