Sexual violence and older women.

C. DeLorey, K. A. Wolf

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Sexual violence and older women is a growing problem that is underreported in crime statistics and often not identified by clinicians. Overcoming ageism and acknowledging the sexuality of older women are fundamental to the improved recognition of sexual violence throughout the life span. An epidemiologic analysis of factors associated with sexual violence suggests approaches for prevention, improved recognition, and intervention with older women. The use of geriatric assessment parameters, such as functional assessment, is suggested for older female victims of sexual violence, along with physical examination strategies and follow-up interventions, such as counseling and community referrals. Preventive measures include advocacy for safer environments and counseling about potential vulnerability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalAWHONN"s clinical issues in perinatal and women"s health nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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