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February 1982

Sexual Abuse of Children: Current Concepts

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock.

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(2):142-146. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970380054011

• Acts of pedophilia, rape, and incest are uncomfortable subjects that are underdiagnosed and underreported. Effective management involves a multidisciplinary approach that is difficult to achieve without a special program for sexually abused children. These children deserve all the time, skill, and research that are applied to any other serious and common medical problem. They are now beginning to get this attention.

(Am J Dis Child 1982;136:142-146)