Probative aspects of the medical evaluation for child sexual abuse


  • Cheryl A. Nohejl M.D., J.D.

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    1. Faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine. Figures were illustrated by Allan Hebeler, Buffalo, N.Y.
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The medical evaluation of a child for sex abuse has been viewed by some as an acid-test for the presence of abuse. This article examines the medical evaluation for child sexual abuse, evidence potentially revealed by the examination, and the probative value of such evidence.