Care of the Adolescent After an Acute Sexual Assault

Crawford-Jakubiak, J. E.; Alderman, E. M.; Leventhal, J. M.

Pediatrics. 2017 Mar 1; 139(3)


Sexual violence is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of sexual victimizations. Since the American Academy of Pediatrics published its last policy statement on sexual assault in 2008, additional information and data have emerged about sexual violence affecting adolescents and the treatment and management of the adolescent who has been a victim of sexual assault. This report provides new information to update physicians and focuses on the acute assessment and care of adolescent victims who have experienced a recent sexual assault. Follow-up of the acute assault, as well as prevention of sexual assault, are also discussed.

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