Sexual Abuse and Incest

  • Bob Alen
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Abstract

Sexual abuse and the more usual term, incest, is a social problem that is now more openly discussed; studies have been made and statistics collated. Child sexual abuse and incest have never been accepted by any society and the adverse psychological and genetical consequences are well recognised. The incidence of actual incest has always been much higher than has been disclosed, but only a small percentage of children are involved.

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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1985

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