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Child Sexual Abuse

Alternate Names : Child Molestation

Child Sexual Abuse | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the injury?

It is not always easy for an adult to recognize when sexual abuse has taken place. A child who has been sexually abused may:

  • act seductively
  • be excessively curious about sex
  • develop frequent urinary tract infections
  • engage in inappropriate sex play
  • feel threatened by physical contact, closeness, or a certain person
  • have bruises, bleeding, pain, or itching in the genital area
  • have nightmares
  • have poor self-esteem
  • have a premature understanding of sex
  • have separation anxiety
  • lack confidence
  • masturbate excessively
  • wet or soil his or her bed

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    Child Sexual Abuse: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 09/04/01



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