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Violences sexuelles en contexte conjugal : représentations et expériences des médecins généralistes

Abstract : Background: Sexual domestic violence are the most taboos of domestic abuse. Objectives: To analyze the representation of general practioners (GP) of sexual domestic abuse and the way they deal with it. Methods: Qualitative study, with telephonic semi-structured interviews, of GP in the PACA region. Results: 12 GPs were interviewed. They showed difficulties in defining sexual abuse in the matrimonial context. The consent appeared as a key concept. Limits of violence are specific for each GP and for each marital relationship. It seemed that sexual abuse produces the most destructive power among domestic abuse and thus victim’s dignity is strongly violated. The GPs reported that these cases were some of the most difficult to detect and manage. They rarely use professional network for this patient care. Discuss: GP can be considered as a form of first aid for sexual abuse victims. However, they are limited by their own representations, knowledges, and personal experiences. Conclusion : Public education and medical training are keys to keep improving of victims throughout an efficient network. The reduction of domestic abuses implies an efficient dissemination of information about gender violence through sexuality education and media coverage.
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Aurélie Pepino. Violences sexuelles en contexte conjugal : représentations et expériences des médecins généralistes. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2019. ⟨dumas-02400016⟩



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