Wow. Definitely need more studies like this. I know this is anecdotal but I know a person who suffered from severe childhood sexual assault, has two children, and her mothering abilities are non-existent. She has been declared legally unfit to care for her children. Of course common sense would lead one to consider that there may be a connection between the sexual abuse and the inability — but I have never seen any science like this to provide evidence. The rat study is deeply disturbing, because it points to real evidence that sexual abuse is a real destructive cancer that people cannot easily recover from.

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