A 24-year-old female asked:
my five year old daughter touched another little girls private area is this a sign of molestation? should i be worried?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Andrew Malinchak answered
29 years experience Family Medicine
Genital touching: No and no. This is normal exploration at that age.
Answered on Jun 6, 2014
Dr. Igor Stavitsky answered
36 years experience Pediatrics
It is normal: This is the age when children's sexual curiosity arises. It is completely normal and benign. Children should be discouraged from it but not punished.
Answered on Jun 7, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Time for discussion: We consider peer sexual exploration to be normal when it involves another kid within 2 years of their age.If it is beyond that threshold it enters a gray area of potential sexual exploitation.A simple open question to her of what this means to her would be in order. We try not to shame kids for normal behavior but the discussion can be neutral.
Answered on Jul 2, 2016
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