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Eur. j. psychol. appl. legal context (Internet) ; 12(2): 53-60, jul.-dic. 2020. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | IBECS | ID: ibc-190649

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Intimate partner sexual violence has countless consequences for women suffering it. This research analyse the effect of the type of sexual coercion tactic and partner dependence on both the attribution of responsibility and the probability of leaving a relationship. In Study 1, six scenarios for different sexual tactics were presented (coaxing, coercion, and aggression) to 5 experts in order to select those with better evidence of content validity regarding the construct evaluated. In Study 2, the three selected scenarios were presented to 304 Spanish participants from the general population, analysing the effect of the type of tactic and dependence on attributed responsibility and the probability of leaving a relationship. Results showed that in the sexual aggression scenario, participants assigned the highest responsibility to the aggressorand showed the strongest likelihood of leaving the relationship. Further, results revealed that in the coaxing scenario, dependence had an indirect effect on the probability of leaving the relationship through a lower responsibility attributed to the aggressor. As a conclusion, this study emphasises the importance of the sexual tactic used by aggressors in individuals' perception about sexual coercion, contributing to increasing the visibility of this unacceptable action, especially in its more subtle and normalised form


La violencia sexual en las relaciones de pareja tiene innumerables consecuencias para las mujeres que la sufren. Esta investigación analiza el efecto del tipo de táctica de coerción sexual y la dependencia de la pareja en la atribución de responsabilidad y la probabilidad de dejar la relación. En el Estudio 1 se presentaron seis escenarios sobre diferentes tácticas sexuales(persuasión, coerción y agresión) a 5 expertos con la finalidad de seleccionar a aquellos que mostraran una mayor validez de contenido con respecto al constructo evaluado. En el Estudio 2, 304 participantes leyeron los tres escenarios seleccionados y se analizó el efecto del tipo de táctica y la dependencia en la responsabilidad atribuida y en la probabilidad de dejar la relación. Los resultados mostraron que los participantes responsabilizaban más al agresor y dejarían con más probabilidad la relación en la condición de agresión sexual que en la condición de coerción sexual o persuasión sexual. Además, los resultados revelan que en el escenario más sutil (persuasión) la dependencia tiene un efecto indirecto sobre probabilidad de dejar la relación a través de una menor responsabilidad atribuida al agresor. Como conclusión, esta investigación enfatiza la importancia que tiene la táctica sexual utilizada por el agresor en la percepción de la coerción sexual, contribuyendo a aumentar la visibilidad de este acto inaceptable, especialmente en su forma más sutil y normalizada


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Adolescente , Adulto Jovem , Adulto , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Idoso , Delitos Sexuais/psicologia , Violência por Parceiro Íntimo/psicologia , Dependência Psicológica , Manobra Psicológica , Fatores de Risco
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J Womens Health (Larchmt) ; 29(10): 1239-1242, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33006492

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Intimate partner violence (IPV)-defined as physical, psychological, sexual, and/or economic violence typically experienced by women at home and perpetrated by their partners or expartners-is a pervasive form of violence that destroys women's feelings of love, trust, and self-esteem, with important negative consequences on physical and psychological health. Many reports from several countries have underlined a remarkable increase in the cases of IPV during the COVID-19 emergency. In this opinion article, we discussed the hypothesis that such an increase may be related to the restrictive measures enacted to contain the pandemic, including women's forced cohabitation with the abusive partner, as well as the exacerbation of partners' pre-existing psychological disorders during the lockdown. In addition, we retrospectively analyzed some data derived from our practice in a public Italian referral center for sexual and domestic violence (Service for Sexual and Domestic Violence [SVSeD]). These data interestingly revealed an opposite trend, that is, a decrease in the number of women who sought assistance since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. Such a reduction should be interpreted as a negative consequence of the pandemic-related restrictive measures. Although necessary, these measures reduced women's possibilities of seeking help from antiviolence centers and/or emergency services. Owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, there is an urgent need for developing and implementing alternative treatment options for IPV victims (such as online and phone counseling and telemedicine), as well as training programs for health care professionals, especially those employed in emergency departments, to facilitate early detection of IPV.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Violência por Parceiro Íntimo/estatística & dados numéricos , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Quarentena/psicologia , Parceiros Sexuais/psicologia , Maus-Tratos Conjugais/estatística & dados numéricos , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Feminino , Humanos , Violência por Parceiro Íntimo/psicologia , Violência por Parceiro Íntimo/tendências , Itália/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Autoimagem , Delitos Sexuais/psicologia , Delitos Sexuais/tendências , Distância Social , Maus-Tratos Conjugais/psicologia , Maus-Tratos Conjugais/tendências
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Reprod Health ; 17(1): 152, 2020 Oct 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33028424

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BACKGROUND: As the global pandemic of corona virus (COVID-19) spreads across continents and communities, people are forced to respond with strict preventive measures such as staying at home and keeping social distance. In relation with these measures, particularly with the staying at home, increasing rates of domestic violence are beginning to surface. Hence, this study was aimed at determining the prevalence of intimate partner violence against reproductive age women in northern Ethiopia during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: A community-based cross-sectional study design was employed. The data were collected during the period of April to May, 2020 using interviews and a self-administered standard questionnaire. The data were entered into the Epi-data manager version 4.2 and exported to SPSS 22 for analysis. The descriptive analysis such as frequency distribution, percentage, and measures of central tendency were used. This was followed by binary and multiple logistic regression analysis to infer the association between the outcome and independent variables. RESULTS: A total of 682 participants were included in the study. The prevalence of intimate partner violence against women was found to stood at 24.6% with psychological violence being the most prevalent (13.3%), followed by physical (8.3%) and sexual violence (5.3%). Women were more likely to suffer from violence if they were housewives (AOR, 95% CI (18.062 (10.088, 32.342))), age less than 30 (AOR, 95% CI (23.045 (5.627, 94.377))), women with arrange marriage (AOR, 95% CI (2.535 (1.572, 4.087))) and women with husband's age being "between" 31-40 (AOR, CI 95% (2.212 (1.024, 4.777))). CONCLUSIONS: This study showed the presence of a relatively high prevalence of intimate partner violence against women. Thus, public reporting of any cases or concerns of abuse is critical and vital to mitigate the problem.


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Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Pesquisa Participativa Baseada na Comunidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Violência Doméstica/estatística & dados numéricos , Violência por Parceiro Íntimo/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Delitos Sexuais/estatística & dados numéricos , Parceiros Sexuais/psicologia , Adulto , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Estudos Transversais , Etiópia/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Prevalência , Reprodução , Fatores de Risco , Adulto Jovem
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N Z Med J ; 133(1523): 55-64, 2020 10 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33032303

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AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the number and correlates of sexual assault among students at a campus-based university in Aotearoa New Zealand and to determine how often students disclose such experiences to health professionals, other services and family/friends. METHODS: An online survey based on the Administrator-Researcher Campus Climate Consortium tool was emailed to all students at the main campus of a large university in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It was completed by 1,540 students (8.1% of those emailed) of any gender in July-August 2019. RESULTS: During their time at university to-date, 28% of the sample had experienced at least one form of sexual assault with 14.9% reporting experiences that meet a definition of rape. Sixty-six percent of victims in the sample and 53% of the reported perpetrators had been using alcohol at the time of the assault. Only 8% of those reporting sexual assault in the sample disclosed the assault to a health professional. CONCLUSIONS: Considering the low number of university students disclosing sexual assaults to health professionals or support services, the results of this survey suggest more work is needed to facilitate greater disclosures to health professionals enabling victims to access the services they need regardless of alcohol use.


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Revelação/estatística & dados numéricos , Delitos Sexuais/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudantes/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Inquéritos e Questionários , Universidades , Adulto Jovem
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 563, 2020 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32738895

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BACKGROUND: Despite several intervention programmes in South Africa, risky sexual behaviours among women of reproductive age remain a public health concern, making them vulnerable to unintended pregnancies and/or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of risky sexual behaviours among women of reproductive age in a high HIV-burden township in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 471 women of reproductive age (18-49 years, mean: 25.83) in 10 public health clinics in Umlazi Township, responded to a structured questionnaire. Data were coded, entered into Epi Data Manager and exported to Stata for analysis. A Pearson Chi-square tests and logistic regression models (bivariate and multivariate) were employed to assess the level of the association between the predictor and outcome variables and the p-value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. RESULTS: More than half (51.80%) of the women were aged 18-24 years and only a handful (18.26%) had a tertiary qualification. The majority were single (88.96%) and the unemployed accounted for 53.50%. This study found that women who had talked about condoms with their partner in the past 12 months were more likely (p = < 0.0001) to have used condoms during their last sexual intercourse. Older women (p = 0.035) were more likely to have used a condom at last sex, compared to younger women. However, women who were exposed to physical partner violence (hitting and/or slapping), those who had been diagnosed with HIV and those whose sexual partners were diagnosed with HIV, did not show a significant association with condom use at last sex. CONCLUSION: Exposure to physical partner violence and poor partner discussions about condoms are key deterrents to condom usage. Holistic interventions are required in order to address the risky behaviours, and consequently reduce sexually transmitted infections and/or unintended pregnancies.


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Infecções por HIV/patologia , Comportamento Sexual , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Preservativos/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Infecções por HIV/epidemiologia , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Razão de Chances , Delitos Sexuais , África do Sul/epidemiologia , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237060, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32750062

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BACKGROUND: Often neglected, male-directed sexual violence (SV) has recently gained recognition as a significant issue. However, documentation of male SV patients, assaults and characteristics of presentation for care remains poor. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) systematically documented these in all victims admitted to eleven SV clinics in seven African countries between 2011 and 2017, providing a unique opportunity to describe SV patterns in male cases compared to females, according to age categories and contexts, thereby improving their access to SV care. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This was a multi-centric, cross-sectional study using routine program data. The study included 13550 SV cases, including 1009 males (7.5%). Proportions of males varied between programs and contexts, with the highest being recorded in migratory contexts (12.7%). Children (<13yrs) represented 34.3% of males. Different SV patterns appeared between younger and older males; while male children and adolescents were more often assaulted by known civilians, without physical violence, adult males more often endured violent assault, perpetrated by authority figures. Male patients presented more frequently to clinics providing integrated care (medical and psychological) for victims of violence (odds ratio 3.3, 95%CI 2.4-4.6), as compared to other types of clinics where SV disclosure upon admission was necessary. Males, particularly adults, were disproportionately more likely to suffer being compelled to rape (odds ratio 12.9, 95%CI 7.6-21.8).Retention in SV care was similar for males and females. CONCLUSIONS: Patterns of male-directed SV varied considerably according to contexts and age categories. A key finding was the importance of the clinic setup; integrated medical and SV clinics, where initial disclosure was not necessary to access care, appeared more likely to meet males' needs, while accommodating females' ones. All victims' needs should be considered when planning SV services, with an emphasis on appropriately trained and trauma-informed medical staff, health promotion activities and increased psychosocial support.


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Delitos Sexuais/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , África/epidemiologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Homens , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estupro/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto Jovem
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Public Health Rep ; 135(5): 555-559, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32762635

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Young adults are at high risk for sexual harassment and sexual assault. Although attention has been given to prevention on college campuses, the need for prevention may be at least as high for young adults who do not attend college as for young adults who do. In October 2019, we administered a nationally representative survey of 893 adults to measure sexual harassment and sexual assault victimization during a recall period defined as "during college years" for respondents who had enrolled in college at any time or "ages 18-24" for respondents not in college. Reported rates of sexual harassment (32.7%) and sexual assault (24.6%) during early adulthood were similar for respondents who reported having ever enrolled in college and for respondents who reported never attending college. Women were more likely than men to report both sexual harassment (37.4% vs 22.4%) and sexual assault (36.0% vs 16.0%) during early adulthood. Compared with respondents aged ≥30, respondents aged 18-29 were 105% more likely to report sexual harassment and 65% more likely to report sexual assault. Moreover, sexual harassment experiences predicted sexual assault victimization (adjusted odds ratio = 18.1). This study highlights the importance of attending to sexual harassment and sexual assault risks for young adults through research, policy, and criminal justice structures beyond institutions of higher education. Evidence that sexual harassment is strongly associated with sexual assault victimization of young adults highlights the importance of naming and stemming early behavioral transgressions across the US population.


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Vítimas de Crime/estatística & dados numéricos , Medição de Risco/estatística & dados numéricos , Delitos Sexuais/estatística & dados numéricos , Assédio Sexual/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudantes/estatística & dados numéricos , Universidades/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Inquéritos e Questionários , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Lima; Perú. Ministerio de Salud; 20200800. 70 p. ilus, tab.
Monografia em Espanhol | LILACS, MINSAPERU | ID: biblio-1117944

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El documento contiene el marco normativo en los servicios de salud que permita brindar el cuidado integral de la salud de las mujeres e integrantes del grupo familiar afectados por violencia sexual.


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Delitos Sexuais , Mulheres , Saúde da Mulher , Violência Doméstica , Serviços de Saúde , Normas Técnicas
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Rev. colomb. enferm ; 19(2)ago. 2020.
Artigo em Espanhol | LILACS, BDENF - Enfermagem, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1121795

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Objetivo: recopilar, resumir y analizar la producción científica actual sobre la violencia sexual infantil (VSI) en niños y adolescentes varones en el mundo entre el 2014 y el 2019. Método: se realizó una revisión integrativa de literatura mediante una búsqueda sistemática de estudios publicados entre el 2014 y el 2019 en PubMed, LILACS e IBECS. Resultados: se identificaron 990 referencias, de las cuales se seleccionaron 31 artículos para la revisión. La mayoría se realizaron en EE. UU. (n = 18) y otros países desarrollados; solo cinco provienen de países en desarrollo (Brasil, China, India, Jamaica y Suráfrica). Dieciocho estudios usaron metodologías cuantitativas; quince, de tipo transversal. Dos trabajos abordaron menores de 16 años como su población objetivo. Respecto a los objetivos y hallazgos principales, se identificaron cuatro temas recurrentes: caracterización de la VSI, efectos en salud de la VSI (salud mental, salud sexual, comportamientos de riesgo y violencia), revelación de la VSI y análisis de intervenciones terapéuticas. Entre los hallazgos más sobresalientes se refirió que la divulgación del evento constituye un factor protector en el fortalecimiento de la resiliencia frente al abuso. Conclusiones: la VSI genera un impacto negativo en diferentes dimensiones de la salud de la víctima, que trascienden a lo largo de su vida y se profundizan en la medida en que se prolonga el momento de la revelación de los hechos. Más investigaciones son necesarias, principalmente en regiones y países en vías de desarrollo.


Objective: Collect, summarize, and analyze current scientific publications on Child Sexual Violence (CSV) in male children and adolescents worldwide between 2014 and 2019. Method: An integrative review was conducted using a systematic search of studies published between 2014 and 2019 in PubMed, LILACS, and IBECS. Results: Nine hundred and ninety references were identified, from which thirty-one articles were selected for the review. Most of the studies were conducted in the USA (n=18) and other developed countries; only five were conducted in developing countries (Brazil, China, India, Jamaica, and South Africa). Eighteen studies used quantitative methodologies; fifteen were cross-sectional. In two articles, children under 16 years were chosen as the target population. Regarding the main objectives and findings, four recurrent themes were identified: CSV characteristics, effects of CSV on health (mental health, sexual health, risk behaviors, and violence), CSV disclosure, and analysis of therapeutic interventions. Among the findings, the most outstanding was that the disclosure of the event is a protective factor for strengthening resilience against abuse. Conclusions: CSV has a negative impact on different dimensions of the victim's health that transcends throughout his life, and it deepens as the moment of disclosure is delayed. Further research is needed, especially in regions of developing countries.


Objetivo: coletar, resumir e analisar a produção científica atual sobre violência sexual infantil (VSI) em crianças e adolescentes do sexo masculino no mundo entre 2014 e 2019. Método: foi realizada uma revisão integrativa da literatura por meio de uma busca sistemática de estudos publicados entre 2014 e 2019 no PubMed, LILACS e IBECS. Resultados: foram identificadas 990 referências, das quais 31 artigos foram selecionados para a revisão. A maioria foi conduzida nos Estados Unidos (n = 18) e em outros países desenvolvidos; apenas cinco provém de países em desenvolvimento (Brasil, China, Índia, Jamaica e África do Sul). Dezoito estudos utilizaram metodologias quantitativas; quinze, tipo transversal. Dois estudos abordaram crianças menores de 16 anos como população-alvo. Em relação aos objetivos e principais achados foram identificados quatro temas recorrentes: caracterização da VSI, efeitos da VSI na saúde (saúde mental, saúde sexual, comportamentos de risco e violência), revelação da VSI e análise das intervenções terapêuticas. Entre os achados mais destacados, foi colocado que a divulgação do evento constitui um fator de proteção no fortalecimento da resiliência contra o abuso. Conclusões: a VSI gera impacto negativo em diferentes dimensões da saúde da vítima, que transcendem ao longo de sua vida e se aprofundam à medida que se prolonga o momento da revelação dos fatos. Mais pesquisas são necessárias, principalmente em países e regiões em desenvolvimento


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Delitos Sexuais , Violência , Saúde Mental , Menores de Idade , Saúde Sexual
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J. Hum. Growth Dev. (Impr.) ; 30(2): 170-178, May-Aug. 2020. tab
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS, Index Psicologia - Periódicos técnico-científicos | ID: biblio-1114925

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INTRODUCTION: Unwanted pregnancy is a serious consequence for women who experience sexual violence. Although deciding on abortion is frequent in these cases, there is not much information on women who give up abortion in this circumstanceOBJECTIVE: To analyse the associated factors in abortion withdrawal of sexual violence pregnancyMETHODS: A cross-sectional epidemiological study with a convenience sample of adolescents and women with pregnancy due to sexual violence and requesting legal abortion between August 1994 and December 2012, at Hospital Pérola Byington, São Paulo, Brazil. Pregnant women who gave up abortion after receiving the procedure approval were included and, in another group, pregnant women who completed the abortion. The variables were selected from a digitized database and analyzed using SPSS 15.0 software. The outcome was abortion withdrawal. The study variables were age; low education level; gestational age; color/black ethnicity; not being united; declare religion; serious threat from the aggressor; known offender; and residence of the aggressor. Odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals were calculated. The analysis used Wald's chi-square test (χ2W) and logistic regression with variable of interest defined as the known aggressor. The research was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Federal University of São Paulo, Opinion No. 6767RESULTS: The study included 941 women, 849 (90.2%) who had an abortion and 92 (9.8%) who gave up after being approved. Age ranged from 10-46 years, mean 23.2 ± 7.9 years, gestational age 4-22 weeks, average 11.9 ± 4.5 weeks. Among those who gave up abortion, 12.0% were <14 years old; 50.0% had gestational age ≥ 13 weeks; 50.0% had low education; 14.2% were black; 90.2% single; 85.9% declared to have religion; 50.0% were threatened; 12.0% of the cases occurred at the perpetrator's residence and 53.3% of the victims were raped by known perpetrators. In logistic regression, the only significant variable was the known perpetrator, increasing the victim's chance of giving up abortion twiceCONCLUSION: The known sex offender has influenced the woman or adolescent's decision to give up legal abortion


INTRODUÇÃO: A gravidez forçada é uma grave consequência para mulheres que sofrem violência sexual. Embora decidir pelo aborto seja frequente nestes casos, há escassa informação sobre as mulheres que desistem de realizar ao aborto nessa circunstânciaOBJETIVO: Analisar os fatores associados na desistência do abortamento de gestação decorrente de violência sexualMÉTODO: A cross-sectional epidemiological study com amostra de conveniência de adolescentes e mulheres com gravidez decorrente de violência sexual e solicitação de aborto legal entre agosto de 1994 e dezembro de 2012, no Hospital Pérola Byington, São Paulo, Brasil. Foram incluídas gestantes que desistiram de realizar o aborto após receberem aprovação do procedimento e, em outro grupo, as gestantes que concluíram o aborto. As variáveis foram selecionadas de banco de dados digitalizado e analisadas em software SPSS 15.0. O desfecho foi desistência do aborto. As variáveis de estudo foram a idade, baixa escolaridade; idade gestacional; cor/etnia negra; não estar unida; declarar religião; grave ameaça do agressor; agressor conhecido; e residência do agressor. Foram calculadas as razões de chances (Odds Ratio) com intervalo de confiança de 95%. A análise utilizou teste de qui-quadrado de Wald (χ2W) e regressão logística com variável de interesse definida como o agressor conhecido. A pesquisa recebeu aprovação do Comitê de Ética e Pesquisa da Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Parecer nº 6767RESULTADOS: O estudo contou com 941 mulheres, sendo 849 (90,2%) que realizaram o aborto e 92 (9,8%) que desistiram após receberem aprovação. A idade variou de 10-46 anos, média 23,2±7,9 anos, com idade gestacional de 4-22 semanas, média 11,9±4,5 semanas. Entre as que desistiram do aborto, 12,0% tinham idade < 14 anos; 50,0% apresentaram idade gestacional ≥ 13 semanas; 50,0% tinham baixa escolaridade; 14,2% eram negras; 90,2% solteiras; 85,9% declararam ter religião; 50,0% sofreram ameaça; 12,0% dos casos ocorreram na residência do agressor e 53,3% das vítimas foram violentadas por agressores conhecidos. Na regressão logística, a única variável significante foi o agressor conhecido, aumentando em duas vezes a chance da vítima de desistir do abortoCONCLUSÃO: O agressor sexual conhecido exerceu influência na decisão da mulher ou adolescente de desistir do aborto legal


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Humanos , Feminino , Gravidez , Adolescente , Delitos Sexuais , Aborto Induzido , Aborto Legal , Violência Doméstica , Mulheres Maltratadas
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S Afr Med J ; 110(5): 377-381, 2020 Apr 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32657721

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BACKGROUND: South Africa (SA) is known to have high levels of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and HIV. Studies that explore the intersections of the two phenomena tend to be done at sites that provide services for survivors of SGBV, but few have explored experiences of SGBV of individuals attending HIV testing and treatment health facilities. Although HIV voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) services are generally well practised at ensuring pre- and-post-test counselling, there is little evidence that SGBV is included in routine screening. There is therefore a gap in knowledge of the prevalence of SGBV among patient populations in HIV testing and treatment settings. OBJECTIVES: To assess levels of SGBV in a patient population of an HIV facility in SA. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used a screening tool and a longer in-depth questionnaire on the prevalence of SGBV. A random sample of VCT clients were screened. Prevalence questionnaires were administered to a convenience sample of patients attending treatment literacy classes. RESULTS: A total of 1 936 VCT clients completed the screening tool, of whom 2% reported forced sex without a condom or rape. Of the 436 patients who completed the in-depth prevalence questionnaire, 71% were women; 12% of women had been forced to have sex the last time that they had sexual intercourse. The lifetime prevalence of sexual violence was 14% and the lifetime prevalence of physical violence was 16%. CONCLUSIONS: Levels of SGBV are high among populations attending HIV testing and treatment facilities. Healthcare providers need to be able to identify SGBV and provide appropriate services to survivors of SGBV who are seen at HIV testing and treatment facilities.


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Violência de Gênero/estatística & dados numéricos , Infecções por HIV/epidemiologia , Delitos Sexuais/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Prevalência , África do Sul/epidemiologia , Inquéritos e Questionários
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Forensic Sci Rev ; 32(2): 105-116, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32712578

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The challenge of profiling spermatozoa from samples containing a mixture of male and female cells has been extensively discussed within the forensic community. Various techniques have been developed for the analysis of sexual assault evidence with the aim to generate a single-source male DNA profile. Multiple methods practiced for the isolation of the male component are discussed in this review, with a focus on differential extraction. Benefits of alterations that have been made to the original differential method to increase the efficiency are highlighted. Although improvements were achieved, it is ascertained by this review that these methods are limited in their overall success rate or their applicability. Perhaps future approaches and research should concentrate on more efficient, cost-effective, and time-saving techniques to individually sort or isolate spermatozoa.


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Ciências Forenses , Delitos Sexuais , Espermatozoides , Impressões Digitais de DNA , Feminino , Ciências Forenses/métodos , Humanos , Masculino
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Cytogenet Genome Res ; 160(5): 225-237, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32659775

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Loss of chromosome Y (LOY) is a mosaic aneuploidy that can be detected mainly in blood samples of male individuals. Usually, LOY occurrence increases with chronological age in healthy men. Moreover, recently LOY has been reported in association with several diseases, such as cancer, where its frequency is even higher. The Y chromosome is one of the shortest chromosomes of the human karyotype, and it is crucial for correct male development. This chromosome has functions beyond the male reproductive system, and loss of its genes or even LOY can have consequences for the male body that are yet to be elucidated. Analyses of the Y chromosome are largely applied in forensic contexts such as paternity testing, ancestry studies, and sexual assault cases, among others. Thus, LOY can be a disadvantage, limiting laboratory methods and result interpretation. However, as an advantage, LOY detection could be used as a biological age biomarker due to its association with the aging process. The potential application of LOY as biomarker highlights the necessity to clarify the molecular mechanism behind its occurrence and its possible applications in both health and forensic studies.


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Aneuploidia , Cromossomos Humanos Y/genética , Medicina Legal , Marcadores Genéticos/genética , Saúde , Mosaicismo , Envelhecimento/genética , Haplótipos/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Paternidade , Delitos Sexuais
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236873, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32726368

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Individual differences in dispositional coping might influence how ambiguous situations involving interactions of men and women are interpreted and remembered. Specifically, we hypothesized that women with a sensitive coping style actively maintain ambiguously threatening stimuli in their memory, showing so-called sensitive maintenance. As a prerequisite to investigate this hypothesis, two surveys (Studies 1 and 2; N = 151 and N = 252) were conducted to answer the questions whether fear of sexual assault is of relevance for young women in Germany and whether ambiguous (rather than only unambiguously threatening) situations are experienced to a significant extent. After confirming this for our target population, our main hypothesis was tested in Study 3 (N = 192) by combining tasks assessing the appraisal and the forgetting of nonthreatening, threatening, and ambiguous pictures showing interactions of men and women, and by varying the cognitive load during the retention interval. Whereas fear of rape predicted the appraisal of pictures, coping dispositions predicted forgetting of ambiguously and unambiguously threatening pictures in the hypothesized way. Results are discussed from the perspective of adaptivity and functionality of memory.


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Rememoração Mental , Delitos Sexuais/psicologia , Adaptação Psicológica/fisiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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Cochrane Database Syst Rev ; 6: CD009829, 2020 06 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32572950

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BACKGROUND: Around 1 in 1000 adolescents aged 12 to 17 years old display problematic or harmful sexual behaviour (HSB). Examples include behaviours occurring more frequently than would be considered developmentally appropriate; accompanied by coercion; involving children of different ages or stages of development; or associated with emotional distress. Some, but not all, young people engaging in HSB come to the attention of authorities for investigation, prosecution or treatment. Depending on policy context, young people with HSB are those whose behaviour has resulted in a formal reprimand or warning, conviction for a sexual offence, or civil measures. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions are based on the idea that by changing the way a person thinks, and helping them to develop new coping skills, it is possible to change behaviour. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of CBT for young people aged 10 to 18 years who have exhibited HSB. SEARCH METHODS: In June 2019, we searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, 12 other databases and three trials registers. We also examined relevant websites, checked reference lists and contacted authors of relevant articles. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included all relevant randomised controlled trials (RCTs) using parallel groups. We evaluated CBT treatments compared with no treatment, waiting list or standard care, irrespective of mode of delivery or setting, given to young people aged 10 to 18 years, who had been convicted of a sexual offence or who exhibited HSB. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: We used standard methodological procedures expected by Cochrane. MAIN RESULTS: We found four eligible RCTs (115 participants). Participants in two studies were adolescent males aged 12 to 18 years old. In two studies participants were males simply described as "adolescents." Three studies took place in the USA and one in South Africa. The four studies were of short duration: one lasted two months; two lasted three months; and one lasted six months. No information was available on funding sources. Two studies compared group-based CBT respectively to no treatment (18 participants) or treatment as usual (21 participants). The third compared CBT with sexual education (16 participants). The fourth compared CBT (19 participants) with mode-deactivation therapy (21 participants) and social skills training (20 participants). Three interventions delivered treatment in a residential setting by someone working there, and one in a community setting by licensed therapist undertaking a PhD. CBT compared with no treatment or treatment as usual Primary outcomes No study in this comparison reported the impact of CBT on any measure of primary outcomes (recidivism, and adverse events such as self-harm or suicidal behaviour). Secondary outcomes There was little to no difference between CBT and treatment as usual on cognitive distortions in general (mean difference (MD) 1.56, 95% confidence interval (CI) -11.54 to 14.66, 1 study, 18 participants; very low-certainty evidence), assessed with Abel and Becker Cognition Scale (higher scores indicate more problematic distortions); and specific cognitive distortions about rape (MD 8.75, 95% CI 2.83 to 14.67, 1 study, 21 participants; very low-certainty evidence), measured with the Bumby Cardsort Rape Scale (higher scores indicate more justifications, minimisations, rationalisations and excuses for HSB). One study (18 participants) reported very low-certainty evidence that CBT may result in greater improvements in victim empathy (MD 5.56, 95% CI 0.94 to 10.18), measured with the Attitudes Towards Women Scale, compared with no treatment. One additional study also measured this, but provided no usable data. CBT compared with alternative interventions Primary outcomes One study (59 participants) found little to no difference between CBT and alternative treatments on post-treatment sexual aggression scores (MD 0.09, 95% CI -0.18 to 0.37, very low-certainty evidence), assessed using Daily Behaviour Reports and Behaviour Incidence Report Forms. No study in this comparison reported the impact of CBT on any measure of our remaining primary outcomes. Secondary outcomes One study (16 participants) provided very low-certainty evidence that, compared to sexual education, mean cognitive distortions pertaining to justification or taking responsibility for actions (MD 3.27, 95% CI -4.77 to -1.77) and apprehension confidence (MD 2.47 95% CI -3.85 to -1.09) may be lower in the CBT group. The same study indicated that mean cognitive distortions pertaining to social-sexual desirability may be lower in the CBT group, and there may be little to no difference between the groups for cognitive distortions pertaining to inappropriate sexual fantasies measured with the Multiphasic Sex Inventory. AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: It is uncertain whether CBT reduces HSB in male adolescents compared to other treatments. All studies had insufficient detail in what they reported to allow for full assessment of risk of bias. 'Risk of bias' judgements were predominantly rated as unclear or high. Sample sizes were very small, and the imprecision of results was significant. There is very low-certainty evidence that group-based CBT may improve victim empathy when compared to no treatment, and may improve cognitive distortions when compared to sexual education, but not treatment as usual. Further research is likely to change the estimate. More robust evaluations of both individual and group-based CBT are required, particularly outside North America, and which look at the effects of CBT on diverse participants.


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Adaptação Psicológica , Terapia Cognitivo-Comportamental/métodos , Delitos Sexuais/prevenção & controle , Adolescente , Atitude , Criança , Transtornos Cognitivos/psicologia , Dessensibilização Psicológica , Fantasia , Humanos , Masculino , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Estupro/psicologia , Reincidência , Autoimagem , Educação Sexual , Delitos Sexuais/psicologia , Habilidades Sociais
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0235203, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32584889

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BACKGROUND: Little is known about violence against HIV-positive adolescents and young adults (AYA) in sub-Saharan Africa. This analysis examines experiences of violence victimization, and the perpetrators of this violence, among AYA living with HIV, aged 15-24 years, in Zambia. METHODS: We analyzed baseline data from 272 AYA (60.1% female, 71.0% perinatally infected) enrolled in Project YES! (Youth Engaging for Success), a randomized controlled trial conducted in four HIV clinics in Ndola, Zambia. Violence measures were adapted from the ICAST-C and the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence. Youth could report up to 12 perpetrator types for past-year experiences of violence. We estimated lifetime and past-year prevalence of physical violence, psychological abuse, and forced sex, disaggregated by sex and age group. Estimates were weighted using sex and age data from the 2013-14 Zambian Demographic and Health Survey to be representative of HIV-positive AYA in Zambia. RESULTS: Estimated lifetime prevalence of any violence victimization was 78.2%. Past-year prevalence was 72.0% among males and 74.5% among females. Almost half of AYA (46.1%) had ever experienced polyvictimization (2+ types of violence). Psychological abuse was most common (70.4% lifetime, 65.3% past-year), followed by physical violence (50.8% lifetime, 44.7% past-year) and forced sex (10.4% lifetime, 4.7% past-year). Among past-year victims, males experienced more violence than females from a friend/peer (74.3% vs. 45.1%, p<0.001); females experienced more violence than males from a romantic partner (33.3% vs. 5.0%, p<0.001), parent/caregiver (32.4% vs. 17.6%, p = 0.02), and stranger (19.7% vs. 5.2%, p<0.001). CONCLUSION: The widespread and overlapping prevalence of multiple types of violence highlights the critical need for prevention and response efforts that are tailored to youths' sex and the perpetrator type. Future research should explore violence victimization and HIV outcomes, and the measurement of psychological abuse and sexual violence, among HIV-positive AYA in the region.


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Infecções por HIV , HIV-1 , Abuso Físico/psicologia , Delitos Sexuais/psicologia , Parceiros Sexuais , Adolescente , Adulto , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Infecções por HIV/epidemiologia , Infecções por HIV/psicologia , Humanos , Masculino , Prevalência , Adulto Jovem , Zâmbia/epidemiologia
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234201, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32502207

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Although survivors of sexual violence have shared their stories with the public on social media and mass media platforms in growing numbers, less is known about how general audiences perceive such trauma stories. These perceptions can have profound consequences for survivor mental health. In the present experimental, vignette-based studies, we anticipated that cultural stigma surrounding sexual violence and cultural preference for positive (redemptive) endings to adversity in the United States (U.S.) would shape perceptions. Four samples of U.S. adults (N = 1872) rated first-person narratives of 6 more stigmatizing (i.e., sexual violence) or less stigmatizing (e.g., natural disaster) traumatic events. Confirming pre-registered hypotheses, sexual violence trauma (versus other types of trauma) stories were perceived as more difficult to tell, and their storytellers less likeable, even when they had redemptive endings. Disconfirming other pre-registered hypotheses, redemptive (versus negative) story endings did not boost the perceived likelihood or obligation to share a sexual violence trauma story. Rather, redemptive (versus negative) story endings only boosted the perceived likelihood, obligation, and ease of telling other, less stigmatizing types of trauma stories. Findings suggest that sexual violence survivors do not benefit, to the same degree as other survivors, from telling their stories with the culturally valued narrative template of redemption. Clinical and societal implications of the less receptive climate for sexual violence stories are discussed.


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Cultura , Narração , Trauma Psicológico/psicologia , Delitos Sexuais/psicologia , Estigma Social , Sobreviventes/psicologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Estudos de Viabilidade , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Percepção , Adulto Jovem
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Sports Health ; 12(4): 352-354, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32510278

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The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) convened a group of experts to develop a position statement addressing the problem of sexual violence in sport. The AMSSM Sexual Violence in Sport Task Force held a series of meetings over 7 months, beginning in July 2019. Following a literature review, the task force used an iterative process and expert consensus to finalize the position statement. The objective of this position statement is to raise awareness of this critical issue among sports medicine physicians and to declare a commitment to engage in collaborative, multidisciplinary solutions to reduce sexual violence in sport.


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Delitos Sexuais/prevenção & controle , Esportes , Humanos , Papel do Médico , Medicina Esportiva , Estados Unidos
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