The Lived Experience of Older Women Who Are Sexually Abused in the Context of Lifelong IPV

Tova Band-Winterstein, Hila Avieli

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Abstract

The present study explores the lived experience of older women who are sexually abused in the context of lifelong intimate partner violence (IPV). An interpretive phenomenological analysis was used, and semi-structured interviews were performed with 19 older women survivors of lifelong IPV and sexual violence. Three themes emerged: sexual violence shaping lifelong IPV, the occurrence of sexual violence in old age in the context of lifelong IPV, and cumulative insights and reflections on being a survivor of lifelong IPV and sexual violence. The transition to aging has a profound impact on the violent relationship dynamics and this should be considered in practical interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-464
Number of pages22
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2022

Keywords

  • older women
  • qualitative study
  • sexual violence

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