International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)

Child sexual abuse: An overview


Sajad Ahmad Bhat

The problem of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) is a universal problem that is prevalent in every society and in almost every country. The repercussions of CSA are grave and lifelong as is evident from the adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Globally it has been studied and observed that the life of survivors of CSA is full of complications. Complex existential and personal conflicts will emerge if the conflict didn’t get resolved. The global statistics on CSA is worrisome as the prevalence of CSA has been estimated at 19.7 percent females and 7.9 for males. Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2007 released a report on Child abuse which discusses the incidences of CSA and it was reported that 150 million girls and 73 million boys under the age of 18 have been subjected to forced sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual violence. In 90 percent of cases the offender is somehow related to or acquainted with the victim. The present is an attempt to provide a general overview of the problem of Child Sexual Abuse. This paper will define the overall perspective, prevalence and the repercussions of child sexual abuse. The implications of this paper will be for the common people to understand the problem of child sexual abuse in society in general.
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Sajad Ahmad Bhat. Child sexual abuse: An overview. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 6, 2017, Pages 271-273
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