Evaluation of the Sexually Abused Child

Evaluation of the Sexually Abused Child : A Medical Textbook and Photographic Atlas

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This volume combines a step-by-step discussion of how to interview and evaluate sexually abused children with a complete photographic atlas documenting signs of abuse.show more

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  • Hardback | 235 pages
  • 167.64 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 816.46g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • numerous colour plates, line figures, tables
  • 0195074254
  • 9780195074253

Table of contents

Astrid Heger: Helping the medical professional make the diagnosis of sexual abuse; Richard Krugman: The child protection system; Catherine Koverola: The psychological effects of child sexual abuse; Carolyn J. Levitt: The medical interview; S. Jean Emans: Physical examination of the child and adolescent; Carole Jenny: Forensic examination: The role of the physician as "medical detective"; Anatomy: David Muram: Embryology of the genital tract; David Muram: Anatomic and physiologic change; Susan Pokorny: Anatomical terms of female external genitalia; Photographic atlas: Normal genitalia; Developmental changes; Congenital variants; Variants of normal; Changes with technique and position; Non-specific changes; Accidental trauma; Acute genital trauma - sexual abuse; Chronic changes - sexual abuse; Sexually transmitted diseases; Normal ani or anal variants; Anal changes - specific; Anal changes - non-specific; Anal trauma; Deborah Stewart: Sexually transmitted diseases; Kenneth R. Freeman: Testifying as an expert witness.show more

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"Provides a comprehensive guide to adequate detection and evaluation of child sexual abuse. The uniqueness of the book lies in the photographic atlas. . . . clearly distinguish between normal and traumatized genitalia. . . . invaluable instruments in training a physician to correctly identify genital anomalies. . . . a well-researched, highly visual book that provides invaluable information about child sexual abuse. . . . an indispensable visual resource in working with children who have been sexually abused." --Journal of Pediatric Psychologyshow more

About S.Jean Herriot Emans

About the Authors Astrid H. Heger, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine where she is Executive Director of the LAC/USC Violence Intervention Program. Dr. Heger is a pioneer researcher in the diagnosis of child sexual abuse and in the use of colposcopy and photodocumentation for the evaluation of pediatric genital anatomy. She has published and lectured widely on the medical evaluation of the sexually abused child. S. Jean Emans, M.D. is Associate Chief in the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Emans has been actively involved in the medical care of pediatric and adolescent patients with gynecological problems and has been a longtime consultant to the Child Sexual Abuse Team at Children's Hospital, Boston. She has been the author of numerous scientific papers, including research on the medical criteria for the diagnosis of child sexual abuse.show more

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