Section 40
Chapter 39,769

Description and recording physical signs in suspected child sexual abuse

Steiner, H.; Taylor, M.

British Journal of Hospital Medicine 40(5): 346-351


ISSN/ISBN: 0007-1064
PMID: 3069168
Accession: 039768589

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The identification of child sexual abuse may depend on the accurate interpretation of abnormal physical signs. Therefore, it is necessary to have a consistent vocabulary and a full and accurate record of the findings (Report of the Inquiry into Child Abuse in Cleveland 1987). Our suggestions are intended to promote the development of a standard acceptable to all concerned with these problems.

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