Unfortunately, this study did not ask the gender of the family members who perpetrated the abuse. Violence Against Women. Response choices for the questions about perpetrators and to whom they disclosed the abuse were: Naples; Jennifer Bickham Mendez eds.
The staff at each site agreed to assist women who had difficulty reading, writing, or understanding the questionnaire. This study provided information on the prevalence, circumstances, and severity of sexually coercive and abusive experiences in childhood and adolescence within a community sample of Latina women of predominantly Mexican descent.
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Few studies have asked Latina CSA survivors about the results of their decisions to disclose abuse. For example, some studies have not included forced or unwanted sexual events with similar-aged peers in their definitions of childhood sexual abuse see Roosa et al.
In addition, Romero and colleagues found that four of the women in their study were forced by their families to marry the perpetrators of their abuse.