Sexual Health/Incest

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Incest is sexual intercourse between two family members. The specific family relationships that are considered incest vary by country. In addition, in some cases while the law may not consider a relationship to be incest, religions or public opinion may do so. For example, in the US, first cousins may marry in about half of the states; in the other half it is illegal for anyone closer than second cousins to marry. In general, sex between parent and child, brother and sister, grandparent and child, etc., will always be considered incest except in historic settings (e.g., Ancient Egypt).

What is incest?[edit | edit source]

Distinction between "true" and "statutory" incest[edit | edit source]

Coerced incest[edit | edit source]

Sexual abuse aspects[edit | edit source]

Incestuous incidents at ages of consent[edit | edit source]

Incest and health effects[edit | edit source]

Incest and the law[edit | edit source]

What is the law. Role of family court. Responsibility of the community.

Therapeusis[edit | edit source]

Treatment modalities.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Adams, Kenneth, M., Silently Seduced: When Parents Make Their Children Their Partners, Understanding Covert Incest, HCI, 1991.
  • Judith Lewis Herman, Father-Daughter Incest, Harvard University Press, 1982.