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Wife rape [electronic resource] :understanding the response of survivors and service providers / Raquel Kennedy Bergen.

By: Bergen, Raquel Kennedy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Sage series on violence against women: v. 2.Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, c1996Description: 1 online resource (193 p.).ISBN: 9781452248356 (electronic bk.); 1452248354 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Rape in marriage -- United States | Rape in marriage -- United States -- Case studies | Abused wives -- United States -- Case studies | Abused wives -- Services for -- United States | Abused wives -- Services for -- United States | Abused wives -- United States -- Case studies | Rape in marriage -- United States -- Case studies | Rape in marriage -- United States | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Domestic Partner Abuse | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Elder Abuse | Abused wives | Abused wives -- Services for | Rape in marriage | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Case studies.DDC classification: 362.8292092 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: With expertise and sensitivity, the author of this accessibly written volume addresses a real but long-neglected problem: the pain and humiliation of sexual assault suffered by many women at the hands of their partners. Extensive gathering of personal testimony from survivors, together with interviews with service providers, bears witness to a lack of validation and insufficient assistance currently available for such women. This volume gives hope to survivors and provides critical information for service providers to gain a better understanding of the seriousness of the problem.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

With expertise and sensitivity, the author of this accessibly written volume addresses a real but long-neglected problem: the pain and humiliation of sexual assault suffered by many women at the hands of their partners. Extensive gathering of personal testimony from survivors, together with interviews with service providers, bears witness to a lack of validation and insufficient assistance currently available for such women. This volume gives hope to survivors and provides critical information for service providers to gain a better understanding of the seriousness of the problem.

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