Medicine and Health

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Identity Formation: Intersection of Gender, Race, and Sexual Orientation


The article discusses the childhood sexual abuse among the heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or queer and its casual effects on their psychological behaviors that conceptualize a sexual identity. Authors attempted to investigate whether there is a relationship between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and non-heterosexual as a sexual identity. They found that non-heterosexual is linked to mental health issues than is linked to childhood sexual abuse issues. It is said, that individuals who experienced trauma from sexual acts are usually difficult to define because there are a varying range of non-consensual sex or rape that cannot be define interchangeably. For example, in a normative society in which we live, once thought, that once a person considered a non-heterosexual it would extend the beyond reasoning for the person becoming a non-heterosexual is the reason for the impact traumatic sexual experience with someone of the same sex. While, Dietz (2001) suggested that a heterosexist framework in which defines of a person who may be assumed that he or she is a heterosexual unless he or she experienced an impact or a traumatic event that changes his or her sexual identity.



SWOT Analysis: Domestic Violence

Bitch, Stupid, Dumb, Cunt, Worthless, Fat, Ugly, and Idiot are all names an abusive spouse may call his wife.  Hitting, slapping, punching, kicking, and pushing are all forms of physical abuse.  Signs of domestic violence and abuse often go unnoticed, especially when the abuse is emotional.  Domestic abuse, which is also known as spousal abuse, transpires when one partner in an intimate relationship tries to dominate and control the other partner.  Domestic abuse that contains physical violence is referred as domestic violence (Smith & Segal, 2012).  Events spanning the decades of domestic violence have lead individuals and criminal justice workers to reevaluate the issue and offer help for those who suffer from abuse.  Domestic violence awareness is essential for those who are involved with an abuser and for those who wish to help.