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The Resource Women's sexuality after childhood incest, Elaine Westerlund

Women's sexuality after childhood incest, Elaine Westerlund

Label
Women's sexuality after childhood incest
Title
Women's sexuality after childhood incest
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Westerlund
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Myths abound regarding the sexuality of women who were incestuously abused as children, for example, that they are promiscuous or incapable of sexual desire, that they are likely to choose a lesbian lifestyle, or that they often become prostitutes. But what is the reality? And how can therapists help incest survivors experience healthy sexuality? This book presents a groundbreaking research study on the sexual attitudes and practices of women with incest histories, including both statistical and anecdotal findings. It covers sexuality in the broadest sense of the word, including body perception, reproduction, sexual preference, sexual "lifestyle," and sexual functioning. Much of the book is descriptive, relying on illustrative quotes from the study participants. Ten women, falling into three self-described groups of "lucky," "uncomfortable," and "damaged" women, are discussed in depth. From, the questionnaire responses and the intensive interviews, the author draws some conclusions about circumstances and attitudes that have made a difference in the women's sexual adjustment. She then offers treatment recommendations to enhance sexuality and improve sexual functioning. These recommendations cover cognitive, behavioral, physical, and educational treatment methods and include both therapeutic strategies and self-help exercises. Among other items included in the appendices is the authors extensive questionnaire, which is likely to stimulate more research on women's sexuality after childhood incest, to encourage clinicians to ask survivors about their sexual attitudes and behaviors, and to guide women themselves as they evaluate their sexuality. This book challenges the myths and stereotypes that surround women with incest histories and their sexuality. However, it goes far beyond that to present the reality of their lives--often in their own words--and to make cogent clinical recommendations
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Westerlund, Elaine
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ72.U53
LC item number
W47 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Incest victims
  • Incest victims
  • Sex therapy
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
  • Child Abuse, Sexual
  • Incest
  • Sex Counseling
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Women
Label
Women's sexuality after childhood incest, Elaine Westerlund
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780393701418.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Norton professional book"--Half t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myth and reality -- Study and the participants -- Incest and its impact -- Body perception and reproduction -- Sexual preference and sexual "lifestyle" -- Sexual functioning -- "Lucky" women -- "Uncomfortable" women -- "Damaged" women -- Treatment recommendations: cognitive and behavioral -- Treatment recommendations: physical and educational
Control code
ocm25508936
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780393701418
Lccn
92005320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)25508936
Label
Women's sexuality after childhood incest, Elaine Westerlund
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780393701418.pdf
Publication
Note
"A Norton professional book"--Half t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myth and reality -- Study and the participants -- Incest and its impact -- Body perception and reproduction -- Sexual preference and sexual "lifestyle" -- Sexual functioning -- "Lucky" women -- "Uncomfortable" women -- "Damaged" women -- Treatment recommendations: cognitive and behavioral -- Treatment recommendations: physical and educational
Control code
ocm25508936
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780393701418
Lccn
92005320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)25508936

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