Long Term Effects of Sexual Abuse in Male Children
Child abuse, especially through sexual molestation, has become a major problem in the recent past. Girls are the most affected although boys also are currently experiencing the same abuse that was previously assumed to be a girl child problem.
Sexual abuse has both short term as well as long term effects. Boys have both been sexually abused by men and women as well. Sexual abuse can be perpetrated by a parent, step parents, close relatives, or even siblings. Neighbors and teachers as well as children’s caretakers have been reportedly involved in child defilement. This study looks into the long term effects of sexual abuse on male children.