Sexual Abuse of Young Children

  title={Sexual Abuse of Young Children},
  author={M. Khan and M. Sexton},
  journal={Clinical Pediatrics},
  pages={369 - 372}
For an 18-month period, all sexual abuse cases were referred to a project social worker. From her initial interview and the medical records, data were analyzed for 113 children who were 12 years of age or younger. It was found that half were five years or younger and three-fourths of the cases were female children. Reasons were discussed as to why females are more likely to be identified as sexually abused cases. A higher than average rate of gonorrhea was found among the pediatric group… Expand
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