Sexual abuse of children: diagnostic examination and factors affecting the disclosure

Sexual abuse of children is a widespread social and public health problem. Most cases of sexual abuse of children are not reported, mainly due to fear and/or insufficient knowledge about the problem. The primary responsibility of a paediatrician is child protection. Adequate multidisciplinary examination of the child may be crucial in preventing consequences for the child, the family and the society as a whole. Numerous factors affect the disclosure of sexual abuse of children.
Keywords: CHILD ABUSE, SEXUAL – diagnosis, psychology; DISCLOSURE
Category: Review
Volume: Vol. 52, No 4, october - december 2008
Authors: V. Čorić, G. Buljan Flander, D. Štimac
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