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Psychological outcome among lesbian sexual assault survivors: An examination of the roles of internalized homophobia and experiential avoidance

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Published Date
January, 2009

This article explores sexual assault as it relates to internalized homophobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression among lesbians. The authors suggest a link between internalized homophobia and emotional suppression and avoidance, noting that this increases PTSD symptoms.