Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused: WHO recommendations

  title={Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused: WHO recommendations},
  author={Avni Amin and Harriet L MacMillan and Claud{\'i}a Garcia-Moreno},
  journal={Paediatrics and International Child Health},
  pages={85 - 86}
Millions of children and adolescents globally are subjected to sexual abuse with devastating impacts on their health and well-being that often last into their adulthood. Existing data show that sexual violence against children is not an isolated problem affecting a small group of people. It is a pervasive human rights violation and a global public health problem which affects a huge number of girls and boys around the world. Yet, sexual abuse often remains hidden in a culture of silence… 
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