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Study summarised:

The impact of child sexual abuse on health: A systematic review of reviews

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The summary:

This is a systematic review that analyzed the data of 14 reviews, including more than 270,000 subjects from 587 studies about the impact of sexual abuse on the victims.

  • The study found that survivors of childhood sexual abuse are significantly at risk of medical, psychological, behavioral, and sexual disorders.
  • This article further supports the notion that child sexual abuse may lead to psychopathology.

How can you relate this to practice?

  • Do you have a case where a child was molested or raped?
  • Do you need evidence that the child on your case must be protected from further sexual abuse by highlighting the consequences of sexual abuse?
  • Then read this article to support your recommendations to court, multi-professional teams or families.