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Factors associated with child sexual abuse confirmation at forensic examinations

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dc.contributor.author Silva, W. D. S., Ribeiro, F. M., Guimarães, G. K., Santos, M. D. S. D., Almeida, V. P. D. S., & Barroso-Junior, U. D. O.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-14T18:06:09Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-14T18:06:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Silva, W. D. S., Ribeiro, F. M., Guimarães, G. K., Santos, M. D. S. D., Almeida, V. P. D. S., & Barroso-Junior, U. D. O. (2018). Factors associated with child sexual abuse confirmation at forensic examinations. Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, 23, 599-606. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.scielosp.org/article/csc/2018.v23n2/599-606/#
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/3722
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is identify potential factors associated with child sexual abuse confirmation at forensic examinations. The forensic files of children under 12 years of age reporting sexual abuse at the Nina Rodrigues Institute of Forensic Medicine in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil between January 2008 and December 2009 were reviewed. A multivariate analysis was conducted to identify factors associated with finding evidence of sexual abuse in forensic examinations. The proportion of cases confirmed by the forensic physician based on material evidence was 10.4%. Adjusted analysis showed that the variables place of birth, type of abuse reported, family relationship between the child and the perpetrator, and the interval between the reported abuse and the forensic examination were not independently associated with finding forensic evidence of sexual abuse. A report of penetration was associated with a five-fold greater likelihood of confirmation, while the victim being 10-11 years of age was associated with a two-fold of abuse confirmation than younger children. These findings should be taken into consideration when drawing up guidelines for the multidisciplinary evaluation of children suspected of being victims of sexual abuse and in deciding whether to refer the child for forensic examination. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ciência & Saúde Coletiva en_US
dc.subject Brazil en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject child sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject paediphilia en_US
dc.subject rape en_US
dc.subject sexual violence en_US
dc.title Factors associated with child sexual abuse confirmation at forensic examinations en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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