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Suicide and High-Risk Sexual Activity Among Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse  


Author:  Kathleen Kendall-Tackett.


Source: Volume 08, Number 03, Winter 2016 , pp.257-270(14)




Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Abstract: 

The damaging effects of being abused on a child do not end when childhood does; instead, child abuse sets the person up for a host of lifelong risky, even lethal behavior patterns, including suicide and unprotected sex that may lead to sexually transmitted diseases like HIV.

Keywords: increased risks of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, borderline personality disorder, and PTSD; early initiation into consensual sexual activity, many sexual partners, and risky sexual practices; substance abuse; Sexually transmitted diseases

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