Sexual Violence Against Adolescent Girls: Labeling It to Avoid Normalization

Giussy Barbara, Federica Collini, Cristina Cattaneo, Federica Facchin, Paolo Vercellini, Laura Chiappa, Alessandra Kustermann

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivistapeer review

3 Citazioni (Scopus)


Violence against women is a pervasive complex phenomenon that destroys women's feelings of love, trust, and self-esteem. In this commentary, we specifically focus on sexual violence against adolescent girls, whose impact is particularly harmful since it may lead to impaired mental health, social functioning, and neurodevelopment. Between 12% and 25% of adolescent girls throughout the world experience sexual violence, very often perpetrated by a family member or a friend. Moreover, for an alarming proportion of girls, the first sexual experience is coerced. In this article, we review the multiple negative effects of sexual violence against adolescent girls. We also report data derived from our practice in a public Italian referral Centre for Sexual and Domestic Violence (SVSeD) and address the importance of a multidisciplinary clinical approach with adolescent victims of sexual violence.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1146-1149
Numero di pagine4
RivistaJournal of Women's Health
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017


  • adolescent girls
  • gender violence
  • multidisciplinary clinical practice
  • prevalence of sexual violence


Entra nei temi di ricerca di 'Sexual Violence Against Adolescent Girls: Labeling It to Avoid Normalization'. Insieme formano una fingerprint unica.

Cita questo