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Citation

Platt VB, Back IC, Hauschild DB, Guedert JM. Cien. Saude Colet. 2018; 23(4): 1019-1031.

Vernacular Title

Violência sexual contra crianças: autores, vítimas e consequências.

Affiliation

Hospital Infantil Joana de Gusmão, Hospital Universitário, UFSC, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, Associacao Brasileira de Pos-Graduacao em Saude Coletiva)

DOI

10.1590/1413-81232018234.11362016

PMID

29694574

Abstract

The scope of this study was to identify the characteristics of sexual abuse against children including the profiles of the victims and the perpetrators, and associated factors notified in a health service of reference with the database of the Brazilian Case Registry Database, in a city in the south of Brazil. Categorical variables are presented in prevalence with 95% confidence intervals. There were 489 notifications from 2008 to 2014 of confirmed or suspected child sexual abuse. The majority was related to female victims, but the repeated abuse was reported mainly with male victims. In most cases, the abuse took place at the victims' or perpetrators' homes and the main perpetrators of abuse were male and acquainted with the victims. Twelve victims have contracted sexually transmitted infections; pregnancies were six, five of them legally terminated. This study highlights that the child sexual abuse profiles were similar in almost all of Brazilian regions, showing that it is possible to have a coordinated national action to prevent this offence.


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