Male-to-female sexual aggression among Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam veterans: co-occurring substance abuse and intimate partner aggression. Academic Article uri icon


  • The current study examined the frequency and correlates of coercive sexual behaviors by male Iraq, Afghanistan, and/or Vietnam veterans recruited from a Veterans Affairs trauma recovery clinic (n = 92) toward their female partners. Men who reported sexual aggression in the past year (n = 37) compared to men who did not report sexual aggression in the past year (n = 55) more frequently reported impulsive aggression, dominating/isolating, and physically assaulting their partner, and were more likely to have a substance abuse diagnosis. Sexually aggressive men were significantly less likely than nonsexually aggressive men to have a diagnosis of depression. Posttraumatic stress disorder, an established risk factor for nonsexual partner aggression among veterans, was not associated with sexual aggression.

published proceedings

  • J Trauma Stress

author list (cited authors)

  • Teten, A. L., Schumacher, J. A., Bailey, S. D., & Kent, T. A.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Teten, Andra L||Schumacher, Julie A||Bailey, Sara D||Kent, Thomas A

publication date

  • August 2009