Physical health consequences of child sexual assault in Police General Hospital

Pacharabumrung, P.; Teerapong, S.; Suwannarurk, K.; Bhamarapravatana, K.; Sangviroon, A.; Napakorn, K.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 97(12): 1227-1233

2014


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 25764627
Document Number: 16743
To determine demographic data and physical health consequences of Child Sexual Assault (CSA) victims at the Police General Hospital (PGH). The medical records of CSA age one to 12 years at PGH between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Of 124 child victims, 120 (96.8%) were female andfour (3.2%) were male, aged between one and 12 years (mean, 8.12 ± 3.54 years). Most of assailants were acquaintance or boyfriend The majority of victims had no body injury, 114 (91.9%). Genital injuries offemale victims were found in 40.8% of the cases and commonly seen at hymen. Anal injury was found in one case. Sexual transmitted infections included gonococcal 12.9%, chlamydial 4.0%, and trichomanas 1.7% were found. Two pregnancy cases were found. Most of CSA had no physical injury. None of the injury cases required any suture or hospital admission. Majority of sexual injury was new hymenal tear.

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Physical health consequences of child sexual assault in Police General Hospital