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Titre du document / Document title

A review of marital rape

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

MARTIN Elaine K. (1) ; TAFT Casey T. (1 2) ; RESICK Patricia A. (1 3) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, (116B-2), 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Boston University School of Medicine, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Boston University, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

The current paper represents a comprehensive review of marital rape, including its legal history and numerous aspects of its perpetration and victimization. Specifically, this review focuses on theories and forms of marital rape, the scope of the problem, risk factors, resistance strategies, and marital rape's psychological and physical effects, and help-seeking behaviors and interventions for victims. Historically, marital rape has not been recognized as a criminal act; only recently has marital rape become illegal in all 50 states. Marital rape is a serious societal issue that is experienced by 10% to 14% of all married women and 40% to 50% of battered women. Marriages in which marital rape occurs have significantly higher rates of non-sexual violence and marital dissatisfaction, as well as lower ratings of marital quality. Victims who resist marital rape often employ verbal means of resistance. However, most of marital rape victims are either unable or afraid to resist sexual aggression by their husbands. Victims of marital rape experience significant levels of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, gynecological problems, and negative physical health symptoms. Victims of marital rape seek help from a variety of different resources. Seeking help from social service agencies and the law appears to be the most effective behaviors for ending marital rape. Stress inoculation therapy and cognitive processing therapy are promising treatments for victims of marital rape. The literature on marital rape is characterized by considerable methodological problems, and further research is needed to gain a better understanding of this problem.

Revue / Journal Title

Aggression & violent behavior    ISSN  1359-1789 

Source / Source

2007, vol. 12, no3, pp. 329-347 [19 page(s) (article)] (2 p.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, Kidlington, ROYAUME-UNI  (1996) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Social interaction

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Social environment

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Victimology

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Intimate partner violence

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Female

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Human

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Treatment

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Woman abuse

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Marital relation

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Family environment

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Sexual abuse

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Rape

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Review

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Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Interaction sociale

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Environnement social

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Victimologie

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Violence conjugale

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Femelle

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Homme

;

Traitement

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Femme maltraitée

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Relation conjugale

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Milieu familial

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Abus sexuel

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Viol

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Article synthèse

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Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Interacción social

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Contexto social

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Victimologia

;

Violencia en las relaciones de pareja

;

Hembra

;

Hombre

;

Tratamiento

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Mujer maltratada

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Relación conyugal

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Medio familiar

;

Abuso sexual

;

Violación

;

Artículo síntesis

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Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 26442, 35400014708854.0050

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 18671862



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