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Sexual precocity in girls. An association with sexual abuse?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3348186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The development of secondary sexual characteristics before 8 years of age in girls is uncommon and little is known of its epidemiology. In a retrospective study of a population of 105 girls 10 years old and younger who were victims of confirmed or suspected sexual abuse, we found a one in 15 prevalence of early development (before 8 years of age) of one or more secondary sexual characteristics. We speculate on possible associations between early development of secondary sexual characteristics and sexual abuse. The data suggest that further research explore this possible association.
Authors:
M E Herman-Giddens; A D Sandler; N E Friedman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  142     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1988 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-04-19     Completed Date:  1988-04-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Child Protection Team, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Child Abuse, Sexual*
Child, Preschool
Coitus
Female
Humans
Puberty, Precocious / etiology*
Retrospective Studies
Sex Characteristics*

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