Long Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse



Date of Publication
April, 2008

The articles and featured interview in this issue explore long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) to adult survivor wellbeing and functionality.

Upon filtering through the research and critically thinking about reported effects to survivor well-being and functionality, three challenges become quite apparent. These include,

  1. designing comprehensive and representative CSA effect studies is intrinsically difficult;
  2. there is a need for consistent terminology use between research and field and;
  3. as an anti-rape movement we must reflect on the necessity and responsibility to appropriately integrate

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