Sexual Abuse, Pediatric
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Forced attempted or actual sexual penetration is called sexual assault. Penetration can be vaginal, oral, or anal. Any child can be a victim of sexual abuse or assault. Sexual abuse of any kind is never the fault of the child who is abused.
There are physical, emotional, and behavioral signs of sexual abuse.
Physical signs of sexual abuse
Emotional signs of sexual abuse
Behavioral signs of sexual abuse
Respond with care and attention
Get medical help
Talking to your child
Preventing sexual abuse
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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