Year: 2004 Source: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v.19, no.1, (October 2004), p.1137-1156 SIEC No: 20050342

This qualitative study explored the experience & long-term impact of child sexual abuse by female perpetrators, based on in-depth interviews with 14 adult victims (7 men, 7 women). The majority of participants reported that the experience of female-perpetrated sexual abuse was harmful & damaging, resulting in long-term difficulties with substance abuse, self-injury, suicidality, depression, rage, strained relationships with women, self-comfort & identity issues, & discomfort with sex. (26 refs)