- Q How can a history of childhood sexual abuse affect an adult's sex life?
Dr. Jan Shifren, Obstetrics & GynecologyExperiences of childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault often affect a person's attitudes and feelings about sex. For instance, a history of chronic pelvic pain -- an obvious barrier to satisfying sex -- has been linked at times to a history of... Full Answer
- Q How common is sex abuse among children?
Dr. Michele Borba, PsychologyChild sex abuse is far from rare and happens to families in every demographic and zip code. Facts show that the most dangerous place for our children is in our own homes where the vast majority of sexual abuse occurs. The U.S. Department of... Full Answer
- Q What are treatments for sexual difficulties due to sexual abuse?
Dr. Jan Shifren, Obstetrics & GynecologyPeople with a history of sexual abuse or rape are likely to develop sexual difficulties. For individuals and couples facing such problems, a treatment plan might include such steps as these: individual and group therapy for the survivor of abuse... Full Answer