Evaluation of social and demographic characteristics of incest cases in a university hospital in Turkey

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Yildirim A., Ozer E., Bozkurt H., Ozsoy S., Enginyurt O., Evcuman D., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.20, pp.693-697, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.890361
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.693-697
  • Keywords: Crime Victims, Incest, Child Abuse, Sexual, CHILD SEXUAL-ABUSE, FATHER-DAUGHTER INCEST, SURVIVORS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Incest is defined as any sexual activity between close blood relatives including step relatives and family members who are forbidden by law to marry. It is a problem that can be seen in all the social classes in developed and undeveloped societies. The World Health Organization classifies this problem as a silent health emergency. Father-daughter incest is reported to be the most common incest type followed by the other types like brother-sister, sister-sister and mother-son incest.