Sexually abused male adolescents: How vulnerable are they?

Joseph M. Chandy, Robert Wm Blum, Michael D. Resnick

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    Abstract

    This study examined the suicidal involvement, disordered eating behaviors, sexual risk taking, delinquent behaviors, substance use and school performance of male teenagers with a reported history of sexual abuse. With the exception of school performance, this group had higher rates of adverse correlates in these areas than the comparison group without a history of abuse. Among index group members, protective factors against adverse correlates included a higher maternal education, emotional well-being and perceived caring from parents. Risk factors that increased the likelihood of adverse correlates included perceived substance use in school and family stresses.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1-16
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of Child Sexual Abuse
    Volume6
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 29 1997

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