- March/April 2001
- Vol. 2, No. 2
Evaluation of the Sexually Abused Child: A Medical Textbook and Photographic AtlasSecond Edition. Heger, A.; Emans, S. J.; Muran, D. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. 2000. 351 pp. $79.50. Hardbound, with CD-ROM.
Physicians examining children for suspected sexual abuse often do not have the training they need to make a skilled diagnosis. This comprehensive resource provides step-by-step guidance on interviewing and clinically evaluating possible child sexual abuse cases, and includes sixty-three pages of color photographs that document sexual abuse injuries, and offer comparisons to accidental injuries as well as normal anatomical variations. Also covered:
- Sensitive and practical guidance on the psychological aspects of sexual abuse
- Conducting medical interviews
- Performing physical examinations
- Establishing the diagnosis
- Recognizing sexually transmitted diseases
- The role of the physician in the court room
- Updated laboratory techniques
- Revised protocols for intervention programs
- New data on the lifetime sequelae of sexual abuse.
A CD-ROM offers interactive case studies, an electronic photographic atlas, and additional readings. Appendixes include several State sexual abuse protocols. An annotated bibliography and a glossary are also included.
To purchase a copy, contact:
Oxford University Press, Inc.
2001 Evans Rd.
Cary, NC 27513
Phone: 800-451-7556 or 919-677-5202