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Care of the adolescent after an acute sexual assault

TitleCare of the adolescent after an acute sexual assault
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsCrawford-Jakubiak, JE, Alderman, EM, Leventhal, JM, Flaherty, EG, Idzerda, S, Legano, L, Lukefahr, JL, Sege, RD, Braverman, PK, Adelman, WP, Breuner, CC, Levine, DA, Marcell, AV, O'Brien, RF
Date PublishedMar
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1098-4275 (Electronic)0031-4005 (Linking)
Accession Number28242861
Keywords*Crime Victims, *Sex Offenses/legislation & jurisprudence, Adolescent, Contraception, Postcoital, Disabled Persons, Female, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Toxicology, Humans, Mandatory Reporting, physical examination, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Unwanted, Sexually Transmitted Diseases/diagnosis/prevention & control/transmission, Substance Abuse Detection, Substance-Related Disorders/epidemiology

Sexual violence is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of sexual abstract victimizations. Since the American Academy of Pediatrics published its last policy statement on sexual assault in 2008, additional information and data have emerged about sexual violence affecting adolescents and the treatment and management of the adolescent who has been a victim of sexual assault. This report provides new information to update physicians and focuses on the acute assessment and care of adolescent victims who have experienced a recent sexual assault. Follow-up of the acute assault, as well as prevention of sexual assault, are also discussed. Copyright © 2017 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.