The name of the game: a review of sexual exploitation of females in sport

Bringer, J.D., Brackenridge, C.H. and Johnston, L.H. (2001) The name of the game: a review of sexual exploitation of females in sport. Current Women's Health Reports, 1(3), pp. 225-231. (PMID:12112974)

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Abstract

Sexual harassment and abuse has been a recognized problem in the workplace, schools, and residential homes for more than three decades. Many professional policies highlight the potential for abusing positions of trust, and therefore forbid intimate relationships between, for example, doctors and patients, and psychologists and clients. Yet, abuse of power in the coach-athlete relationship has only recently been acknowledged. This paper discusses definitions of sexual exploitation, prevalence figures, methods used for entrapping athletes, potential risk factors, signs of abuse and harassment, and the consequences for survivors.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Dr Lynne
Authors: Bringer, J.D., Brackenridge, C.H., and Johnston, L.H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Journal Name:Current Women's Health Reports

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