Intrafamilial sexual abuse in an Asian society: Understanding the victim's internal conflicts

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Abstract

Objective: This clinical report aims to highlight the cultural issues in a case of intrafamilial sexual abuse and how Asian culture affected its management. Methods: We report a case of 14-year-old girl who was sexually abused by her father. Results: The victim was traumatized by the abuse and the family's reaction after the abuse disclosure, which led to a plan to recant the abuse allegation. Conclusion: Understanding sexual abuse victims' cultural background and assessing the support received from those closest to them is important to overcome negative consequences of abuse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-187
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Psychological trauma
  • Sexual abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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