Title

Rape

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics

Date

2009

Document Type

Book Chapter

Medical Subject Headings

Rape; Adolescent

Disciplines

Pediatrics

Abstract

Summary: This chapter focuses on adolescent victims of rape. Rape entails an assault acted out sexually, rather than a sexual act per se. Not only is rape an unchosen act for the victim, but it also causes health risks unchosen by the victim. In this chapter, information is provided on rape, not chronic sexual abuse, such as incest.

Citation: Felice ME, Barron CE: Rape. Chapter 356. In Textbook of Pediatric Care, Eds: McInerny TK, Adam HM, Campbell DE, Kamat DM, Kelleher KJ. Elk Grove, ILL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009, pp 2790-2797.