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Fast Facts: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse [Webpage]

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – 2022

This federal webpage explains child sexual abuse is a significant health problem and an adverse childhood experience, reviews statistics on the number of girls and boys in the United States who experience child sexual abuse, and describes the impact of child sexual abuse on how a person thinks, acts, and feels over a lifetime. The physical consequences, mental health consequences, and behavioral consequences are listed. Current gaps in child sexual abuse prevention are discussed, and recommendations are made for future research.

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