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NUNES, Mykaella Cristina Antunes  and  MORAIS, Normanda Araujo de. Pregnancy resulting from sexual violence: systematic review of the literature. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.69, n.2, pp.88-103. ISSN 1809-5267.

This study consists of a Systematic Literature Review (SLR). Aimed to map the existing studies on the outcome of pregnancy in women who become pregnant as a result of sexual violence, and describe which aspects are highlighted in articles regarding these experiences outcome. Research was conducted on the basis of IndexPsi, PePSIC, SciELO and Lilacs from the combination of eleven descriptors and rigorous analysis, selecting 30 items that comprised the corpus of work. Analysis of these articles showed that pregnancy resulting from rape experiments reveal a variety of experiences, which although it is not possible to generalize, point to commonalities regarding both the interruption (bond with violence, rejection of pregnancy and fear of social or psychological damage to the child) and continuity (attachment and bonding with the baby, religious beliefs).

Keywords : Rape; Violence against women; Continuity of gestation; Abortion.

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