March 1980

Sexual Abuse of Boys

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Ambulatory Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine; and the Children's Hospital of Buffalo (NY).

Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(3):255-257. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130150013004

• In a retrospective review of 145 sexually abused children, 11% were male. The boys were more likely to be assaulted in a public place than were girls, and boys were more prone to physical injury. The relationship of the perpetrator to the child was similar for boys and girls as was the age of the children. This study emphasizes the existence of boys as victims of sexual abuse.

(Am J Dis Child 134:255-257, 1980)