Runaway youths and sexual victimization: gender differences in an adolescent runaway population.

@article{Mccormack1986RunawayYA,
  title={Runaway youths and sexual victimization: gender differences in an adolescent runaway population.},
  author={A Mccormack and Mark Janus and Ann W. Burgess},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={1986},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={387-95}
}
Running away from home has often been viewed as one of the sequelae to sexual abuse. Our study of 144 adolescent runaways finds that 38% of male runaways (n = 89) and 73% of female runaways (n = 55) report having been sexually abused. The impact of abuse is examined by studying, within each gender group, its relationship to the subject's perceptions of sexual activity, relationships with peers and adults, involvement with delinquent/criminal activities, and physical and emotional complaints… CONTINUE READING

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