When little boys are murdered, I wonder: are there procedural differences in how they are autopsied? Is sexual abuse by women even suspected in cases where a femal;e caregiver reports that a boy has died in her care?
Are female caregiver to male sexual victim abuse symptoms different than the model for girl victims ?My research question is as follows:
Are little boys treated differently than little girls in the forensic assessments for child sexual abuse? Are the young male victims examined as rigorously, or is abuse sexual abuse specifically suspected when the murderer is a woman; and if so, is the fact that women abuse children in different ways than men taken into account?
For instance, are saliva samples taken, and do female to male sexual abuse victim bruise patterns in certain areas take different forms?If so, are saliva specifically samples sought from the genital or other regions?
Survivors of female perpetrated sexual abuse tell us that women sexually abuse children, and their methods are different, and often hard to detect, or talk about.
I have had the good fortune of having a series of questions posed at the Forensic Nursing Chronicles © 2009-2011 Forensic Nursing Chronicles. All rights reserved. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shepherding Survivors of Sexual Abuse – EFCA Today (wisecounsel.wordpress.com)
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- Who are perpetrators of child sexual abuse? (vanguardngr.com)