Has this prepubertal girl been sexually abused?

@article{Berkoff2008HasTP,
  title={Has this prepubertal girl been sexually abused?},
  author={Molly Curtin Berkoff and Adam J. Zolotor and Kathi Lynn Makoroff and Jonathan David Thackeray and Robert A Shapiro and Desmond K. Runyan},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2008},
  volume={300 23},
  pages={
          2779-92
        }
}
CONTEXT The legal and social sequelae of interpreting genital findings as indicative of sexual abuse are significant. While the absence of genital trauma does not rule out sexual abuse, the physical examination can identify genital findings compatible with sexual abuse. OBJECTIVES To determine the diagnostic utility of the genital examination in prepubertal girls for identifying nonacute sexual abuse. DATA SOURCES Published articles (1966-October 2008) that appeared in the MEDLINE database… CONTINUE READING
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