Nobody to turn to: The isolating impact of gender-based violence on mental and sexual health in African American women
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3 Gielen, A.C., McDonnell, K.A., & O’Campo, P.J. (2002). Intimate partner violence, HIV status, and sexual risk reduction. AIDS and Behavior (6)2, 107-116.
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain psychological aggression and coercive control Describe how gender-based violence can potentially impact mental and sexual health outcomes Discuss how qualitative research provides meaningful insight into the experiences of women who are exposed to gender-based violence
Keyword(s): Violence & Injury Prevention, Minority Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As an MPH student, my primary research interests are in health disparities and violence prevention. I have taken several classes and attended multiple seminars on both subjects. My educational background is in psychology and sociology, where I assisted in a study on anti-gay aggression and presented qualitative data on anti-gay aggression at research conferences . For the current project, I developed the coding mechanism and identified emerging themes from the transcripts.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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