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The Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse

Presented as an evidence-based review and guidance for best practice, this is a specialist book on child sexual abuse (CSA). Its text is interspersed with clinical diagrams and photographs that are often explicit, but always appropriate

Presented as an evidence-based review and guidance for best practice, this is a specialist book on child sexual abuse (CSA). Its text is interspersed with clinical diagrams and photographs that are often explicit, but always appropriate.

Each case study includes sections on the relevant anatomy, an overview of presentation, a review of the empirical evidence about specific signs and a clinical evaluation.

The book’s central chapters focus on anogenital signs in boys and girls, accidental injuries, signs of healing and sexually transmitted infections.

The final chapter brings the information together to discuss good practice based on an evaluation of the evidence and links it to contemporary law and policy.

Aimed at health professionals working in this field, the book will definitely be of value to those with specialist safeguarding roles.

The price of the book is reasonable given the amount of up-to-date information it provides, but it is more likely to be purchased by a team or a library than by an individual nurse.

The book can be ordered at tinyurl.com/oagxybx

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