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Parents' reports on 7-12-years old childrens sexual behavior
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Sexual Medicine, ISSN 1743-6095, Vol. 8, no Suppl. 3, 270-270 p.Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: To understand if a sexual behaviour in a child is a sign of sexual abuse or neglect we need to investigate sexual behaviours among chil-dren. In the present study we investigated Swedish children age 7–12 to determine what constitutes usual and unusual sexual behaviours.

Methods: Parents of 418 children answered questionnaires about their child’s behaviour, both general and sexual, and about their own attitudes.

Results: We found that most sexual behaviours we asked about are common, and are in part related to or vary with age and gender. A small number of sexual behaviours were found to be very unusual in this normative group of children.

Conclusion: Behaviours usually referred to as sexualized and problematic and perhaps a sign of sexual abuse or neglect were very rare in this normative sample of children 7–12 years of age.

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Malden , MA, USA: Blackwell Publishing, 2011. Vol. 8, no Suppl. 3, 270-270 p.
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69889DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02325.xISI: 000291345300747OAI: diva2:433307
Proceedings from the 20th World Congress of Sexual Health, Glasgow, United Kingdom, June 12-16 2011

Meeting Abstract: 746

Available from: 2011-08-09 Created: 2011-08-08 Last updated: 2013-10-15Bibliographically approved

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