• March/April 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 2

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Evaluation of the Sexually Abused Child: A Medical Textbook and Photographic Atlas

Second 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.
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Cary, NC 27513
Phone: 800-451-7556 or 919-677-5202
Fax: 919-677-1714
Email: orders@oup-usa.org
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