The Science of Child Sexual Abuse

@article{Freyd2005TheSO,
  title={The Science of Child Sexual Abuse},
  author={Jennifer J. Freyd and Frank W Putnam and Thomas D. Lyon and Kathryn A. Becker-Blease and Ross E. Cheit and Nancy B. Siegel and Kathy Pezdek},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={308},
  pages={501 - 501}
}
Child sexual abuse (CSA) involving sexual contact between an adult and a child has been reported by approximately 20% of women and 5 to 10% of men worldwide. A history of CSA leads to serious mental and physical health problems, substance abuse, and criminality in adulthood. Scientific study of CSA is currently underfunded, obscured by contentious forensic controversy, and fragmented by discipline. From public health, economic, ethical, and scientific perspectives, the authors of this Policy… 

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