Sexual abuse in children. A compassionate yet thorough approach to evaluation

C. J. Levitt

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Abstract

With prosecution in cases of alleged sexual abuse in children becoming more and more common, physicians are finding themselves in a new and often discomforting role - that of proving that a child has been sexually assoulted. While physical findings may be found and are, of course, often irrefutable, they are not always present or conclusive. For this reason, the history is critical and must be taken with care and forethought. Dr. Levitt explains how to make history and physical examination as complete as possible for legal use yet as painless as possible for the already traumatized child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-215
Number of pages15
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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