Category - Teen
sexual abuse can happen to any teen regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Different terms used to describe unwanted sexual contact of teens include. Sexual abuse the abuser is a parent, stepparent, sibling, or other relative. A victim of one incident of teen sexual abuse is likely to experience further sexual abuse. Teenagers account for 51 of all reported sexual abuse teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 are 3. 5 times more likely than the general public to be victims of sexual abuse. 69 of the incidences of teen sexual abuse occur in a residence. Sexual abuse can happen anywhere and it can happen in person or online. Its never a childs fault they were sexually abused its important to make sure children know this. There are 2 types of sexual abuse contact and non-contact abuse. Child sexual abuse is any interaction between a child and an adult (or another child) in which the child is used for the sexual stimulation of the perpetrator or an observer. Sexual abuse can include both touching and non-touching behaviors. A victim could be reminded of the abuse in many different ways and at different times. Because of this, getting help and participating in counseling is an important part of recovery from sexual abuse. Sexual abuse can cause serious physical and emotional harm to children both in the short term and the long term. In the short term, children may suffer health issues, such as sexually transmitted infections, physical injuries and unwanted pregnancies. a new study suggests that teenagers with certain characteristics, behaviors, and health issues, are more likely to have been victims of childhood sexual abuse. After sexual assault, teenagers often feel powerless and doubt their own self-worth. But there are things you can do to help your child get back a sense of control, freedom and safety maintain your childs usual daily routine, like going to school, university or work. data reveal that sexual assault is common among boys and girls under the age of 18. Sexual violence experts share key facts from research on the issue.