Signs of the sexual abuse of a child are not likely to be
noticed without an examination of the genital area. These signs include:
Sexual abuse may not be detected with a physical exam,
especially if enough time has lapsed to allow tissue to heal. Also, some types
of sexual abuse, such as fondling or oral contact, usually do not leave any
December 7, 2012
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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