Sexual Abuse

  • Gail E. Wyatt
  • Jennifer Vargas Carmona
  • Tamra Burns Loeb
  • Armida Ayala
  • Dorothy Chin
Part of the Issues in Women’s Health book series (WOHI)


At first glance, Mrs. Green presented complaints similar to many other women. After being a “no-show” at other doctors’ offices, Mrs. Green finally kept an appointment with an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN). Her complaints ranged from extended and boring waiting room delays and discourteous medical staff to the difficulty and expense of parking. She also perceived doctors as incompetent, who could not seem to find out what ailed her. Nobody could diagnose the basis for her pelvic pain, the menstrual problems that she had for years and the discomfort she experienced during intercourse. One of the reasons that finally brought her to the doctor was to get some sleeping and diet pills, since she rarely had time to exercise and lose the “baby fat” that she gained during pregnancy.


Sexual Abuse Child Abuse Child Sexual Abuse Sexual Victimization Abuse History 
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  • Gail E. Wyatt
    • 1
  • Jennifer Vargas Carmona
    • 1
  • Tamra Burns Loeb
    • 1
  • Armida Ayala
    • 1
  • Dorothy Chin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral SciencesUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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