According to the United Nations Population Fund (as cited in Macdonald, 2000), at least one in every five women experiences rape or attempted rape in her life. Rape or forced sexual intercourse is an event in a person’s life that creates potential psychological scars that may be difficult for the raped individual to overcome. This impact is expected to be more damaging when the raped is a minor. Child sexual abuse is defined as any sexual activity involving a child where consent is not or cannot be given. Dominguez and Nelke (2002) qualified that sexual abuse examples include sexual contact between an adult or a minor child, as well as an older teen and a younger child. These sexual abuses occur across all ethnic/racial, socioeconomic, and religious groups. Because of this, sexual abuse was described as a relatively common experience for children.
Data for this sub-study was based on the Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Doctoral Dissertation of Joey Marie Fabe-Jegonia, DOTM, Ph.D. of Ateneo de Davao University, Graduate School, April 7, 2009