The effects of sexual abuse on 3- to 5-year-old girls.

  title={The effects of sexual abuse on 3- to 5-year-old girls.},
  author={Marcellina Mian and P. Marton and D LeBaron},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  volume={20 8},
This study examined the initial effects of sexual abuse on 70 girls aged 3 to 5 years. They were compared to a control group of 42 nonabused nonclinical girls matched for age. Of the 70 girls in the abused group, the 42 who had experienced intrafamilial abuse were also compared to the 28 who had experienced extrafamilial abuse. Evaluation of effects was based on maternal reports and very importantly, given this young age group, on direct observation. Children from both abuse groups displayed… CONTINUE READING

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