Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Child Abuse

Pediatr Ann. 1992 Aug;21(8):497-503. doi: 10.3928/0090-4481-19920801-09.

Abstract

The diagnosis in a child of any infection that is usually sexually transmitted in adults should raise the suspicion of possible sexual abuse. We know sexual abuse is a common childhood experience. The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect has rated the implications of sexually transmitted diseases for diagnosing sexual abuse (Table 6).

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / complications*
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / diagnosis
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chlamydia Infections / diagnosis
  • Chlamydia Infections / etiology
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Female
  • Gonorrhea / diagnosis
  • Gonorrhea / etiology
  • Herpes Genitalis / diagnosis
  • Herpes Genitalis / etiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / diagnosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / etiology*
  • Vaginitis / etiology