Cuadernos de Medicina Forense
versión impresa ISSN 1135-7606
In this study the immediate and long-term impact of sexual abuse in children and the psychological consequences on their mental health during adult life are reviewed. High-risk situations, as well as protective factors that may minimize the impact of sexual abuse, are analyzed. Implications of these findings for clinical research and forensic practice are commented upon.
Palabras clave : Sexual abuse; Self-disclosure; Psychological impact; High-risk factors; Protective factors.