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Factors associated with child sexual abuse confirmation at forensic examinations

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Title
Factors associated with child sexual abuse confirmation at forensic examinations
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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, February 2018
DOI 10.1590/1413-81232018232.04932016
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Welington dos Santos Silva, Filipe Moraes Ribeiro, Gabriel Kamei Guimarães, Matheus de Sá dos Santos, Victor Porfírio dos Santos Almeida, Ubirajara de Oliveira Barroso-Junior

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.

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Unknown 26 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 27%
Student > Bachelor 6 23%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 4%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 4%
Professor 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 8 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 12%
Psychology 3 12%
Arts and Humanities 1 4%
Engineering 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 10 38%
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#17,292,294
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#1,121
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