Incest the Taboo Subject

  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Periods of promiscuity or prostitution
  • Increased risk of adolescent pregnancy
  • Depression
  • Intense guilt
  • Drug/alcohol abuse
  • An increased risk of physically and emotionally abusing their children
  • Chronic traumatic neurosis
  • Relational imbalances
  • Increased intergenerational risk of incest
  • 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are known to be victims of child sexual abuse, most of them being victimized by a blood relative
  • During one year, 16% of children between the ages of 14–17 were sexually victimized
  • Children are most vulnerable to child sexual abuse and incest between the ages of 7–13
  • A study conducted in 1986 found that 63% of women who had suffered sexual abuse by a family member also reported a rape or attempted rape after 14.

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