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Epidemiologic factors in sexual abuse of boys.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7124706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To increase understanding of sexual abuse in boys, we reviewed records of 142 victimized boys ranging in age from 6 months to 17 years. They represented 14% of victims under 18 years of age during a four-year period. Most had histories of single assaults (87%) that involved attempted anal intercourse (78%) by know assailants (59%). Half of the assaults were violent, with evidence of trauma found in 24%. Patterns of abuse were associated with the victim's age and the assailant-victim relationship. Younger victims reported more non-stranger assaults, less violence, and less anal intercourse. Assaults by strangers tended to involve older children and more violence and to occur away from home. Male children are at significant risk of sexual abuse, often at younger ages than girls. Consequences of sexual abuse remain unknown, but may relate to future child abuse.
A R De Jong; G A Emmett; A A Hervada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-03     Completed Date:  1982-12-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  990-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child Abuse
Child, Preschool
Gonorrhea / transmission
Sex Offenses*
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