Psychological Effects Of Abuse And Sexual Abuse Essay

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Psychological Effects of Abuse
Abuse is a systematic pattern of behaviors in a relationship that are used to gain or maintain power and control over another. It’s also the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms such as childhood sexual abuse, challenging rape on campus, psychological abuse in intimate relationships, and sexual assault. Statistics stated that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. 21-60 percent of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reason stemming from the abuse. Women age 16 to 24 will experience the highest per capita rates of intimate violence. Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police. 70 to 80 percent of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed the man physically abused the woman. Another statistic in maternal history of childhood sexual abuse and preterm birth reported that “the average prevalence of CSA was 19.7 percent for girls and 7.9 percent for boys. It is important to note that CSA rarely occurs as a solitary episode but appears to consist of continued sexual victimization and maltreatment” (Wosu, Gelaye, and Williams). This topic is important to me because I am sexual abuse survivor.
First, childhood sexual abuse. According to maternal history of childhood sexual abuse and preterm birth which stated that “childhood sexual abuse also known as (CSA) is a major…

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