Care of the adolescent after an acute sexual assault

COMMITTEE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE

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Abstract

Sexual violence is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of sexual abstract victimizations. Since the American Academy of Pediatrics published its last policy statement on sexual assault in 2008, additional information and data have emerged about sexual violence affecting adolescents and the treatment and management of the adolescent who has been a victim of sexual assault. This report provides new information to update physicians and focuses on the acute assessment and care of adolescent victims who have experienced a recent sexual assault. Follow-up of the acute assault, as well as prevention of sexual assault, are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20164243
JournalPediatrics
Volume139
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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COMMITTEE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE (2017). Care of the adolescent after an acute sexual assault. Pediatrics, 139(3), [e20164243]. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-4243