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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 394-396

Adolescent male peer sexual abuse: An issue often neglected


Department of Psychiatry, Sheth V.S. General Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Girish H Banwari
Department of Psychiatry, Sheth V.S. General Hospital, Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad 380 006, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.122236

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Traditionally, sexual abuse is under-reported and under-recognized when the victims are boys. A study carried out by the Government of India in 2007 suggests that every second child/adolescent in the country faces some form of sexual abuse and it is nearly equally prevalent in both sexes. The significance of the problem is undermined all the more when the abuse is perpetrated by a peer. Sexual activity between children and adolescents that occurs without consent or as a result of coercion is tantamount to abuse. A majority of the victims do not disclose the occurrence to anyone. This often neglected issue of adolescent male peer sexual abuse in a sexually conservative country like India is highlighted and discussed through this case, which came to light only after the victim developed a venereal disease.


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