Demographic Profiles of Sexual Abused Cases in HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Medical Center

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Apichai Pangsorn Warataporn Sithicharoon

Abstract

Backgrounds:  Incidence of sexual assault and rape are increasing. Majority of the abused cases occurs in young children. Analysis of patients’ characteristics is necessary for prevention.


Objectives: Examined characteristic data about sexual abused cases, assailants and events for prevention.


Methods: Retrospective analysis of recorded data of patients whom were sexually abused during 2006 and 2016.


Results: Most of the victims were aged between 11 and 15 years old (66.5%). Majorities of them were secondary school students (52.3%), singles (94.5%) and had already been sexually active (46.2%). 61.5% of the sexually active group had never used any kind of contraception. Half of the assaults occurred at the assailant’s places (47.2%) and the most of assailants were their boyfriends (60.4%). Condom was not used in 71.1% of cases. The genital examination revealed old tear of the hymen in 53.8%. New tear was observed in 24.9% and 2.5% had no genital injury. The incidence of pregnancy was 11.2% while HIV and syphilis infection rates were 1.0% and 0.5%, respectively.


Conclusions: Most of the abused cases were children and adolescent and had already been sexually active. Early treatment of the victims may reduce the sequalae, both prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.


 


 

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Pangsorn, A., & Sithicharoon, W. (2018). Demographic Profiles of Sexual Abused Cases in HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Medical Center. Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 41(1), 38-47. https://doi.org/10.14456/rmj.2018.5
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