Gender-specific outcomes for sexually abused adolescents.

  title={Gender-specific outcomes for sexually abused adolescents.},
  author={J M Chandy and Robert Wm Blum and Michael David Resnick},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  volume={20 12},
This study examined the gender differences in outcomes related to school performance, suicidal involvement, disordered eating behaviors, sexual risk taking, substance use, and delinquent behaviors of male (n = 370) and female teenagers (n = 2,681) who self-reported a history of sexual abuse. It was found that female adolescents, by and large, engaged in internalizing behaviors and males in externalizing behaviors. Male adolescents were found to be at higher risk than females in poor school… CONTINUE READING
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