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Any child or
vulnerable adult with
STI symptoms needs to be evaluated by a health
professional to determine the cause and to assess for possible
abuse. STI symptoms are not normal in children and are
worrisome in vulnerable adults because they may be caused by sexual injury and
You may be able to prevent further abuse by reporting it.
It is important to have symptoms of sexual abuse evaluated by a
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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