• 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)
Ellerstein NS, Canavan JW. Sexual Abuse of Boys. Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(3):255–257. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130150013004
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