Franziska Brunner

Franziska Brunner
University Medical Center Hamburg - Eppendorf · Institute for Sex Research and Forensic Psychiatry

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Zusammenfassung Vollzugsöffnende Maßnahmen sollen dazu dienen, die soziale Reintegration vorzubereiten. Sie können als Erprobungsraum dafür gelten, inwieweit sich intramural herausgearbeitete Risikofaktoren unter extramuralen Bedingungen äußern bzw. bereits verändert haben können. Dabei gehen Lockerungen mit einem reduzierten Rückfallrisiko und erh...
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Introduction Sexual pleasure has been a neglected issue in sexual health policies. Emerging trends in public health, however, emphasize the importance of sexual pleasure in preventing negative sexual health outcomes. Methods Using data from the German Sexuality and Health Survey (GeSiD), we tested the assumption that sexual pleasure is associated...
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According to the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model, treatment effectiveness increases when treatment addresses all three associated core principles. While researchers have focused on the risk and need principles, responsivity remains under-investigated. The theoretical foundation of the RNR model and former research indicates low perceived self-ef...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Die negativen Auswirkungen von sexueller Gewalt auf die Gesundheit sind im vergangenen Jahrzehnt weltweit erneut stark in den gesundheitspolitischen Fokus gerückt. Bislang fehlen für Deutschland bevölkerungsrepräsentative Daten, auf deren Basis die Lebenszeitprävalenz für unterschiedliche Altersgruppen sowie spezifische...
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Background Current research examining sexual aggression against males is rare and representative studies often do not sufficiently differentiate between male and female affected persons, male and female offending person, as well as between different types of sexual aggression. Objective We investigated the prevalence of sexual aggression against m...
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The standard measure of assessment of psychopathy in forensic and correctional settings is the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R), an observer-rating instrument assessing 4 facets of psychopathy: Interpersonal, Affective, Lifestyle, and Antisocial. The relatively new triarchic model of psychopathy, in contrast, consists of 3 factors: Boldne...
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Stigmatization by health care professionals leads to decreased help-seeking behaviors in those being stigmatized. Prejudicial attitudes are especially pronounced concerning sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which is crucial in light of rising prevalence rates of STIs in recent years. We aimed to examine stigmatization against patients with se...
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Background For the assessment of criminal responsibility in the context of sexual delinquency, the evaluation of the severity of a paraphilic disorder and the ability to be controlled are of particular importance. Established assessment criteria are insufficiently operationalized.Aim and methodsThe existing criteria were tested by experts of variou...
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In this web-based field study, we compared the diagnostic accuracy and clinical utility of 10 selected mental disorders between the ICD-11 Clinical Descriptions and Diagnostic Guidelines (CDDG) and the ICD-10 CDDG using vignettes in a sample of 928 health professionals from all WHO regions. On average, the ICD-11 CCDG displayed significantly higher...
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Das Ziel der Studie bestand darin, unter Verwendung eines retrospektiven Forschungsdesigns den Zusammenhang zwischen einem Heimaufenthalt in der Kindheit und dem aktuellen Rückfallrisiko für erneute Sexualstraftaten zu untersuchen. Es wurde geprüft, ob dabei dem Erleben unterschiedlicher potenziell traumatisierender Kindheitserfahrungen (sexueller...
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Introduction PCOS is the most common endocrine syndrome in women of the reproductive age that has manifold effects on the life of affected women. Little scientific attention has been devoted to these womenʼs sexual lives. Aim To investigate sexual quality of life in women with PCOS. Methods The sample size was n = 44. Measures employed were: An ext...
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Research indicates that approximately one third of offenders admitted to social-therapeutic correctional facilities in Germany fail to complete treatment and that treatment dropout is linked to higher recidivism in both sexual and violent offenders. The purpose of this study was to examine determinants of treatment dropout in a social-therapeutic c...
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In this study the authors examined the issue of permanent infertility in two diagnoses of the diverse sex developments (DSD) spectrum: Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS) and Mayer-Rokitansky-KÏster-Hauser Syndrome (MRKHS). The participants with CAIS (n = 12) was older, showed a lower wish for a child and was less distressed about their...
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Zusammenfassung Einleitung: Nach aktueller Forschungslage empfiehlt sich die Erfassung der Vielfältigkeit sexueller Orientierungen über die Dimensionen sexuelle Identität, sexuelle Attraktion und sexuelles Verhalten, zumal empirische Studien zeigen, dass für einen Anteil von Personen die Dimensionen nicht kongruent (übereinstimmend) beantwortet wer...
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Zusammenfassung Einleitung: Sexualpolitische Themen wie das Recht von Frauen auf Informationen zum Schwangerschaftsabbruch, sexuelle Vielfalt als Thema des Schulunterrichts und das Adoptionsrecht für homosexuelle Paare dominieren die öffentliche Debatte. Der sogenannte Wertekonflikt zwischen Liberalen versus Konservativen / Linken versus Rechten lä...
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Zusammenfassung Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde (DGPPN) hat federführend (Projektleitung WG) in Kooperation mit vier weiteren medizinischen Fachgesellschaften (DGPM, DGPPR, DeGPT, DGfS) * eine von elf der vom Bundesministerium für Gesundheit geförderten Validierungsstudien zur Unterstützu...
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Zusammenfassung Fragestellung: Die Studie untersucht, (1) ob sich die Inanspruchnahme stationärer Krankenhausbehandlung aufgrund der Hauptdiagnose Geschlechtsidentitätsstörungen (ICD-10 F64) in den Jahren zwischen 2000 und 2015 verändert hat und (2) welchen Anteil psychiatrische, psychotherapeutische und psychosomatische Behandlungen ausmachen. Met...
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Background. Patients with the ICD-10 sexual disorders F52, F64, F65, and F66 are treated by a variety of medical disciplines. Until now, there has been a paucity of data regarding which sexual disorders are treated by means of in-patient hospital care and whether changes have occurred over time. Objectives. The aim of this study is to examine how...
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Zusammenfassung Studie 1 Fragebogenentwicklung Die meisten Fragebögen zu Einstellungen zur Mutterschaft setzen Fertilität voraus und bilden positive und negative Einstellungen zur Mutterschaft auf einer Dimension ab. Häufig liegen zudem keine deutschsprachigen Versionen und Normwerte vor. Ziel dieser Studie ist es zu überprüfen, ob mit der Entwickl...
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Seit August 2010 wird das Forschungsprojekt zur Evaluation der Sozialtherapeutischen Anstalt Hamburg (SothA-HH) fortwährend durchgeführt. Die SothA-HH verfügt aktuell über 163 Haftplätze und stellt damit die größte sozialtherapeutische Anstalt bundesweit dar. Die zentralen Fragestellungen der vorliegenden Studie sind die Darstellung der kriminologi...
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Trotz der hohen rechtlichen Bedeutung von Sachverständigengutachten bei Sexualstraftätern lassen die Beurteilungskriterien viel subjektiven Spielraum. Um gegebenenfalls die Fortschritte standardisierter Prognoseverfahren auch für die Schuldfähigkeitsbegutachtung nutzbar zu machen, haben Briken und Müller (2014) für Studienzwecke vorgeschlagen, oper...
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Objectives The purpose of this exploratory, retrospective, and correlational study was to examine the relationships between childhood treatment experiences, parental care, and social support, and outcome in adults with different diverse sex development (DSD). Methods The data of 69 participants from an exploratory questionnaire were collected in a...
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In diesem Beitrag wird das Konzept der sexuellen Orientierung aus sexualwissenschaftlicher Perspektive besprochen. Es wird verdeutlicht, dass Diversity Kompetenz in Hinblick auf sexuelle Orientierung in besonderer Weise gefragt ist. Zum einen haben Themen um Sexualität und Geschlecht eine besondere „Fähigkeit“, Entdifferenzierung auszulösen und And...
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Although expert reports play an important role in criminal trials, they may be partly based on criteria that are influenced by the expert's subjective evaluation. BRIKEN and MULLER (2014) thus recommended to use standardized items of prognostic instruments in order to evaluate criminal responsibility of sex offenders with paraphilic disorders. They...
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In diesem Beitrag wird das Konzept der sexuellen Orientierung aus sexualwissenschaftlicher Perspektive besprochen. Es wird verdeutlicht, dass Diversity Kompetenz in Hinblick auf sexuelle Orientierung in besonderer Weise gefragt ist. Zum einen haben Themen um Sexualität und Geschlecht eine besondere ‚Fähigkeit‘, Entdifferenzierung auszulösen und And...
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The research project to evaluate the social-therapeutic institution of the Hamburg correctional services (SothA-HH) has been carried out since August 2010. The SothA-HH was established with a capacity to treat 163 inmates and represents currently the largest socialtherapeutic institution in Germany. The main goal of the current study was to present...
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This paper presents a partial analysis of the on-going evaluation project of the Socio-Therapy Unit in Hamburg Penitentiary (SOTHA). The present study attempts to illustrate the relevance of self-reported risk factors to risk assessment regarding violent recidivism. Self-reported aggression using the Buss-Durkee-Hostility Inventory (BDHI) and impul...
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This paper presents a partial analysis of the on-going evaluation project of the Socio-Therapy Unit in Hamburg Penitentiary (SOTHA). The present study attempts to illustrate the relevance of self-reported risk factors to risk assessment regarding violent recidivism. Self-reported aggression using the Buss-Durkee-Hostility Inventory (BDHI) and impul...
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The perception of gender development of individuals with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) as unambiguously female has recently been challenged in both qualitative data and case reports of male gender identity. The aim of the mixed-method study presented was to examine the self-perception of CAIS individuals regarding different aspect...
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Purpose: This study examines quality of life and psychological distress in individuals with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome (MRKHS) and Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS), two syndromes belonging to the field of “disorders of sex development”. Methods: Fifty women with MRKHS and eleven individuals with CAIS participated. The Ge...
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The aims of this mixed-methods study were to: (1) describe the gender experience and level of satisfaction with gender allocation of intersex persons and (2) explore the spectrum of their gender identities. Of the 69 participants with a number of divergences of sex development (DSD), gender allocation at birth was female in 83% and male in 17%. Sev...
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Sexual wellness depends on a person's physical and psychological constitution. Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS) and Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome (MRKHS) can compromise sexual well-being. To compare sexual well-being in CAIS and MRKHS using multiple measures: To assess sexual problems and perceived distress. To gain insight...
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Women with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) experience substantial changes in female body characteristics. It was investigated how this is associated with changes concerning the experience of one's own femininity. A questionnaire was developed to measure the experience of one's own femininity. The...
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In this paper we study the concept of sexual orientation and its components by comparing the common orientations of hetero-, homo-, and bisexuality with alternative concepts suitable for describing persons with psychosexual and somatosexual divergencies (e.g., transgender or intersex developments). An assessment of these divergencies as well as the...
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Der vorliegende Beitrag untersucht das Konzept der sexuellen Orientierung, seine Bestandteile sowie seine Eignung für Menschen mit psychosexuellen und somatosexuellen Besonderheiten (z. B. bei transsexuellen Entwicklungen und Intersexualität). Vorgestellt werden die üblichen sexuellen Orientierungen Hetero-, Homo- und Bisexualität und deren Grenzen...
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Persons with different sex characteristics may suffer from a feeling of being “different” or “not normal”. In this study, persons with one of 3 diagnoses (complete androgen insensitivity syndrome [CAIS]; Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome [MRKHS], polycystic ovary syndrome [PCOS]) were asked whether they had contact to other affected persons a...
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Introduction. There has recently been a growing acceptance that it is not only heterosexual functioning of surgically adjusted genitalia which should be considered when measuring the treatment outcome of persons with disorders of sex development (DSD) but also their overall sexual quality of life (SexQoL). Aim. A comprehensive cross-sectional inves...
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Individuals living with an intersex condition have not received much attention in counseling psychology, although a high need for psychosocial care is obvious. Using a mixed-methods multiple case study with qualitative and quantitative data, the authors explore coping and gender experiences in seven 46, XY intersexual persons with deficiencies of a...

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This research project (financially supported by the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung) examined psychosocial factors, such as well-being/quality of life, hormone action, and gender identity/femininity in individuals with CAIS, MRKHS and PCOS at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.
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