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Guidelines for Collecting Evidence of Sexual Assault of Children Should Be Changed, Say Researchers

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July 5, 2000
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Recommendations for collecting forensic evidence of sexual abuse in young children should be adapted to reflect actual patterns of abuse, say experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. More appropriate guidelines could benefit the child victims, while being more likely to yield evidence of the assault, suggest the researchers.

Philadelphia, Pa. -- Recommendations for collecting forensic evidence of sexual abuse in young children should be adapted to reflect actual patterns of abuse in children, according to child abuse experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. More appropriate guidelines could benefit the child victims, while being more likely to yield evidence of the assault, suggest the researchers in the July issue of Pediatrics.


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