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Sexual Assault in Abusive Relationships Nicole Gaskin-Laniyan

Sexual Assault in Abusive Relationships

Nicole Gaskin-Laniyan

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A recent study funded by NIJ on women who had been physically assaultedby an intimate partner found thattwo-thirds of the women had also beensexually assaulted by that partner.1 In addition to a victim’s physical and psychologicalinjuries, her olderMoreA recent study funded by NIJ on women who had been physically assaultedby an intimate partner found thattwo-thirds of the women had also beensexually assaulted by that partner.1 In addition to a victim’s physical and psychologicalinjuries, her older children were found tobe at increased risk for depression.Researchers Judith McFarlane and Anne Malecha from Texas Woman’s Universitycollected data from 148 women who sought assistance from the judicial system after being physically assaulted by an intimatepartner.2 The women, who were interviewed first in 2001, were contacted again in 2003 with questions about forced sex.3 Researchers looked at the incidence andconsequences of sexual assault in intimate relationships and compared the findingswith data collected from women who were physically but not sexually assaulted by their partners. The researchers identified risk factors for women in abusive relationships that could be used to develop referral and safety programs for victims and their children.