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Chapter 5: Sexual Victimization Among Intimates

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Sexual Victimization Among Intimates
Sexual victimization among intimates
Tara N.Richards and LaurenRestivo
Prevalence of Sexual Violence Between Intimate Partners

Decades of research have demonstrated that intimate-partner violence, including sexual violence, is a pervasive problem (Tjaden & Thoennes, 2006). Although few studies have measured the prevalence of sexual violence between intimates separately from physical violence, the limited research has suggested that 40% to 50% of battered women also experience sexual assault (Bergen, 1996; Campbell & Soeken, 1999). Also, 18.3% of women in a recent nationally representative community sample reported rape, and 5.6% reported sexual assault victimization (other than rape; Black et al., 2011). Additionally, data from the National Violence Against Women survey indicate that 62% of adult women who reported being raped also reported that an intimate partner had ...

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