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Psicologia & Sociedade

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TEIXEIRA-FILHO, Fernando Silva; RONDINI, Carina Alexandra; SILVA, Juliana Medeiros  and  ARAUJO, Marina Venturini. Types and consequences of sexual abuse occurred in childhood and/or adolescence among students of the countryside of São Paulo. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2013, vol.25, n.1, pp.90-102. ISSN 1807-0310.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822013000100011.

This paper aims to discuss the types of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) occurred in childhood and/or adolescence and their consequences in a sample of 236 high school students of both sexes living in the countryside of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, who declared to have suffered one or more types of CSA. We observed that among the 234 adolescents with report of SV, 39 (16.5%) declared to have attempted suicide, being 35 (89.7%) of them auto declared heterosexual (27 [77.1%] female) and 4 (19.0%) non-heterosexual (3 bisexuals and 1 "other"; all female). Most of the victims reported the event to their friends and adults in charge, but little (or nothing) was done in terms of protective measures to them.

Keywords : child sexual abuse; sexual abuse; children and adolescents; suicide.

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