Why Do People Abuse Children?

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Sexual abuse - children


Definition

Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of minor children to sexual activity. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. Such abuse includes:

  • Oral sex
  • Pornography
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Touching (fondling)

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Society was reluctant to deal with child sexual abuse a few decades ago. Today, it is considered a serious issue.

It is difficult to determine how often child sexual...

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