Lesson 2 - Sexual Abuse

Concerns about sexual abuse present in a variety of ways in a healthcare setting. Parents may have concerns about unusual sexualized behaviors of their child, they may have concerns about physical findings such as blood or discharge in their child’s underwear, or a child or teen may disclose sexual abuse. In all of these situations a suspected child abuse report should be made to a child protective agency or law enforcement agency.

Additionally, children may need to be referred to a Child Abuse Pediatrician for further evaluation.

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