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From coercion to physical force: Aggressive strategies used by women against men in 'forced-to-penetrate' cases in the UK

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From coercion to physical force : Aggressive strategies used by women against men in 'forced-to-penetrate' cases in the UK. / Weare, Siobhan Francesca.

In: Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 47, No. 8, 01.11.2018, p. 2191–2205.

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