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A Qualitative Descriptive Study of Women's Sexual Health in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence

Abstract Female survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) are at increased risk for negative sexual health outcomes, such as susceptibility to HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancy, miscarriage, and cervical cancer. Despite this known risk, HIV risk reduction interventions are lacking in IPV content, and little is known about women’s protective sexual health behaviors in this context. The purpose of this dissertation is to gain a deeper understanding of women’s sexual health within the context of a violent intimate relationship. Data were collected through semi-structured, in-person interviews with women who had experienced IPV (N = 28). Service-seeking women were recruited from a domestic violence shelter and a do... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Bagwell, Meredith (Author) / Messing, Jill T (Advisor) / Marsiglia, Flavio F (Committee member) / Evans, Bronwynne C (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / HIV/AIDS Prevention / Intimate Partner Violence / Sexual Health / Sexual Violence
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 173 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Social Work 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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