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Medical evaluation of suspected child sexual abuse: 2011 update.
J Child Sex Abus. 2011 Sep; 20(5):588-605.JC

Abstract

The medical evaluation of children with suspected sexual abuse includes more than just the physical examination of the child. The importance of taking a detailed medical history from the parents and a history from the child about physical sensations following sexual contact has been emphasized in other articles in the medical literature. The examination is important, however, and medical providers who examine children need to be aware of published research on findings in nonabused children, studies of healing of injuries, and studies documenting the association between sexual contact and the diagnosis of sexually transmissible infections in children. This article reviews the current approach to interpreting findings in children who may have been sexually abused and why additional research is needed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California 92123, USA. jadams@ucsd.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21970647

Citation

Adams, Joyce A.. "Medical Evaluation of Suspected Child Sexual Abuse: 2011 Update." Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, vol. 20, no. 5, 2011, pp. 588-605.
Adams JA. Medical evaluation of suspected child sexual abuse: 2011 update. J Child Sex Abus. 2011;20(5):588-605.
Adams, J. A. (2011). Medical evaluation of suspected child sexual abuse: 2011 update. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 20(5), 588-605. https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2011.606107
Adams JA. Medical Evaluation of Suspected Child Sexual Abuse: 2011 Update. J Child Sex Abus. 2011;20(5):588-605. PubMed PMID: 21970647.
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