Chapter 9. Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse

  1. Robert Irwin BA(Hons), MSc, RGN

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470699225.ch9

Psychosexual Nursing

Psychosexual Nursing

How to Cite

Irwin, R. (2002) Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse, in Psychosexual Nursing, Whurr Publishers Ltd, Philadephia, PA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470699225.ch9

Author Information

  1. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sexual Health Team, Kennet and North Wiltshire Primary Care Trust

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 15 JUL 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781861563415

Online ISBN: 9780470699225



  • sexual abuse;
  • medical examination;
  • sexual assault;
  • health services;
  • genital examination


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Care for the victims of sexual assault

  • The effect of childhood sexual abuse on sexual identity in adult life

  • Responding to the disclosure of childhood sexual abuse

  • Key points of Chapter 9

  • Key reading