Sexual Abused Teens

by Emp - Date: 2007-02-15 - Word Count: 575 Share This!

Being a parent rarely means thinking about the things we would fairly not think about at all. Sexual abuse is sexual action between a minor and an older person in which the leading position of the older person is used to pressurize or use the younger. Child sexual abuse is unlawful in all countries about which information is available also.

According to a survey one in three girls will be sexually harmed before their twelfth birthday and one in five boys also and a large section of sexual abuse is never reports, the real rate may be much higher than this.

There are many types of sexual abuse; some include physical contact or touching offense. This includes fondling, poignant sexual organs, masturbation, making the child touch the adult sexually, and vaginal or anal penetration with self or objects. Non-touching crime include revealing a child to pornographic material, offensive exposure, leering and purposely putting the child in the place of having to spectator an act of sexual interaction.

Effects of sexual abuse on children: a large range of emotional, physical, and social effects has been recognized to child sexual abuse. Young females who are sufferers of abuse may come across additional shock by pregnancy and birth complication.

Signs of sexual abuse: There are two types of signs of sexual abuse, Behavioral signs, Physical signs. Both of them are given below.

Behavioral signs of sexual abuse:
· Changes in behavior including anxiety, withdrawal, mood swings, and rage
· Late arrival or absence from school
· Loss of appetite, weight loss, or weight gain
· Very eager to please others
· Inappropriate sexually explicit drawings
· Bedwetting, nightmares, and other difficulties sleeping
· Not wanting friends to visit at home
· Inappropriate sexual play with self and others
· Knowledge of sexual acts that is age-inappropriate
· Double dressing
· Avoidance of bathrooms
· Self mutilation
· Inability to concentrate
· Locking doors
· Depression
· Suicidal tendencies
· Promiscuity
· Running away

Physical signs of sexual abuse:

· Recurrent urinary tract infections
· Any injury, soreness, redness, swelling or itching around the genital or anal area
· Bruising, bleeding, pain, in the genital area, may also be seen in mouth, or throat
· Fluctuations in body mass
· Presence of sexually transmitted disease
· Stained, torn, or bloody undergarments
· Pregnancy in underage child
· Penile or vaginal discharge and/or odor
· Venereal disease

Preventing sexual abuse
If your child has any signs of mistreatment talk to your doctor and planed an examination. If your children tell you she or he has been physically abused listen to your child carefully. You will be very disappointed, but it is essential to stay peaceful. By staying calm, you help restore confidence your child that she or he is ok and it is safe to tell you. Reiterate your child that she or he has done nothing mistaken and is not to blame.

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