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A 38-year-old member asked:

Do doctors have to report child abuse? what do they consider to be signs of abuse?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Yes: Yes. Doctors are required to report suspected child abuse. The rest of your question would require a lengthy answer that won't fit in the space limited here. If you are concerned about the possibility of a child being abused you can also report it anonymously.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is being "emo" a sign of child abuse?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not necessarily: It is a bit of a "red flag" to have a child to adopts an odd posture like emo, or punk, or goth, or something counter culture. However there are always other things that can lead a child there. Some are just drawn there, others gain acceptance by friends. Some children are outcasts for personality or sexual reasons. Childhood traumas can lead to odd personality quirks, but other things do too.
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