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Title: Juvenile sexual abuse : profile of the alleged victims attended at the Forensic Medical Institute in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Authors: Bordoni, Leonardo Santos
Miranda, Tatiane
Campos, Frederico Fonseca
Marcos, Amanda Jiran Ferreira
Freitas, Clésio Renato Valadares
Silva, Armando D'Lucca de Castro e
Vasconcelos, Túlio de Paula
Parreira, André Luiz
Keywords: Sexual abuse
Child violence
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: BORDONI, L.S. et al. Juvenile sexual abuse: profile of the alleged victims attended at the Forensic Medical Institute in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Surgery and Clinical Research, v. 2, p. 10-13, 2014. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 15 out. 2015.
Abstract: To analyze comparatively the profile of the alleged victims of sexual abuse in children under 18 attended at the Forensic Medical Institute of Belo Horizonte (IML-BH), Minas Gerais, Brazil. We conducted a cross-sectional study based on the forensic reports performed in IML-BH with victims under 18 suspected of sexual abuse attended between December 2007 and March 2012. During the study period 2071 medical investigations were conducted in under 18-year-old alleged victims of sexual abuse. In total, 58.5% were children and 41.5% were teenagers, mostly females (81.6%). Concerning the alleged abusers, there was a higher prevalence of men (97.4%). The most prevalent topography found in these cases was the upper limbs in both genders. Swab was collected during search for semen e in 35.1% of cases. Of these, only those collected within 48 hours after the abuse and in vaginal and anal topography tested positive. Compared with adolescents, children are more likely to be abused. Males have a higher risk of victimization than those of female gender in relation to children age group, however, the contrary happens in the juvenile age group. eaking a cultural taboo of man in relation to care of your health.
ISSN: 23174404
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