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Child Molestation (Overview)

Child molestation is a term for the sexual abuse of children, which can cause future depression and anxiety disorders for the victim.


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How can child molestation affect me as an adult?

How can child molestation affect me as an adult?

Many ways: You can have guilt, depression, anxiety, self destructive behaviors or problems with sex. You can have unrealistic ideas about sex and even become a child molester yourself. It might be best to see a counselor to discuss the events and any unhealthy emotions that you might be experiencing. ...Read more

Child Molestation (Overview)

Child molestation is a term for the sexual abuse of children, which can cause future depression and anxiety disorders for the victim.


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What's the medical definition of child molestation?

What's the medical definition of child molestation?

Child molestation: It is against the law for an adult to touch any portion of a child's body with a "lewd and lascivious" intent. Child molestation is a crime involving a range of indecent or sexual activities between an adult and a child (usually under 14 yrs old). Consent is not a matter of consideration in this matter since children cannot legally consent to anything. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of child molestation?

What are the most common symptoms of child molestation?

Many: Child molestation is a serious problem that can present in children in any number of ways. If you have concerns that your child has been the victim of sexual abuse please seek care immediately. There are child abuse specialists who are experts in determining whether or not abuse has taken place. ...Read more

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Is this child molestation to help a child change from wet swimsuit?

Is this child molestation to help a child change from wet swimsuit?

Depends: At face value, no that is not molestation. But if a child molester is using that as an excuse, inappropriate fondling could occur which would be molestation. Get more info and be very certain before you make that accusation. But don't hold back if you are sure, children can't defend themselves. ...Read more

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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice -- sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise -- better body image will improve your desire
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What are the symptoms of adults that are affected by child molestation?

What are the symptoms of adults that are affected by child molestation?

Many: Adults who were sexually molested as children can have many responses. They can experience anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, self-injury/suicide attempts, and pain syndromes. Some isolate themselves. They may do fine at work, but have few or no intimate relationships. Substance abuse may be the path of others. With a good therapist, treatment can be lifesaving. ...Read more

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Does the offender have to be an adult for it to be considered child molestation?

Does the offender have to be an adult for it to be considered child molestation?

State laws vary: You need to find out the statutes in your specific state in order to know the answer to this question. ...Read more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
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Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
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Do you consider the patting on the back like in olympics a form of child molestation?

Depends: At face value, no that is not molestation. But if a child molester is using that as an excuse, inappropriate fondling could occur which would be molestation. Get more info and be very certain before you make that accusation. But don't hold back if you are sure, children can't defend themselves. ...Read more

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Sexual Abuse Of Children (Definition)

Sexual abuse of children is the illegal engagement of sexual activity with minors by adults ...Read more