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By Karen L. Kinnear

This quantity bargains an outline of kid sexual abuse, summarizing present medical wisdom and ancient perspectives in regards to the topic.

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Other studies have shown similar results. Many families will try to take care of the situation by removing the child from the perpetrator, convincing the perpetrator to stop, or other similar means. Incest Taboo Most societies believe that sexual relations between members of the same family are wrong. Almost every known society currently honors this taboo, generally known as the "incest taboo," to some extent. Sociologists and anthropologists have studied this concept for many years, fascinated by most cultures' prohibition against sex with close family members.

Finkelhor also found that girls with stepfathers were more likely to be sexually abused than girls living with their natural fathers (Finkelhor 1984). Many of these studies were conducted when ''blended" families were not as common as they are today; researchers must examine these families today to determine whether or not stepfathers are more likely to abuse their stepchildren than natural fathers. Many people unfamiliar with sexual abuse are quick to point out certain characteristics of children, especially girls, who have been sexually abused, suggesting that in some way they caused their own abuse.

Childhood sexual abuse: a reference handbook / Karen L. Kinnear. p. (Contemporary world issues) Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Child sexual abuse. 2. Child sexual abusePrevention. 3. Sexually abused children. I. Title. II. Series. 7'6-dc20 95-40065 ISBN 0-87436-691-7 02 01 00 99 98 97 96 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 ABC-CLIO, Inc. O. Box 1911 Santa Barbara, California 93116-1911 This book is printed on acid-free paper. Manufactured in the United States of America Page v To Mom who always wanted to write a book about man's inhumanity to man, but never had the chance.

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