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Sexual abuse is the involvement of children in sexual activities that they cannot understand, for which they are not developmentally prepared, to which they cannot give informed consent, and/or that violate societal norms. It is due to a complex interaction of societal, familial, and individual factors.
- Associated problems:
- Physical abuse
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Failing to consider sexual abuse in the differential diagnosis of nonspecific behavioral and physical complaints
- If cultures are not properly performed, the results may be uninterpretable or misleading.