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After Affects of Child Abuse


A child who is the victim of prolonged sexual abuse usually develops low self-esteem, a feeling of worthlessness and an abnormal or distorted view of sex. The child may become withdrawn and mistrustful of adults, and can become suicidal.

Some children who have been sexually abused have difficulty relating to others except on sexual terms. Some sexually abused children become child abusers or prostitutes, or have other serious problems when they reach adulthood.

Often there are no obvious physical signs of child sexual abuse. Some signs can only be detected on physical exam by a physician.

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2007 in Symptoms of Sexual Abuse

 

How do you know if someone has been sexually abused in their childhood?


A simple answer to this simple question is “no way.” But if you want to go deep into the topic there could be areas where you could get leads.

Sexually abused children keep their matters secret. Specially the fact that they were sexually abused. This secrecy hides them from being recognised as sexually abused. In addition, you would find that sexually abused children are silent and like to keep quiet.

An easier method to find a sexually abused child from a family is to compare the child with other children in the family. If you notice that one of the children behaves differently (less talkative, less active, less inteligent, etc.) than her/his sisters/brothers take it as a symptom of being sexually abused.

Lastly, do not be over-confident about the above measures. Not every child with the above qualities would have been sexually abused. Understanding and examinig these qualities is an easy task while judging them is the difficult part which is the most important.

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2007 in Symptoms of Sexual Abuse

 
 
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