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    Boys more likely to be sexually abused, but boys under report the abuse so reported statistics are probably low.

    How prevalent is child sexual abuse?

    Some CDC research has estimated that approximately 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18.

    Other governmental research has estimated that approximately 300,000 children are abused every year in the United States.

    However, accurate statistics on the prevalence of sexual abuse of children and adolescents are difficult to collect because it is vastly underreported and there are differing definitions of what constitutes sexual abuse.

    Boys (and later, men) tend not to report their victimization, which may affect statistics.  

    Boys are more likely than girls to be abused outside of the family.

    Most mental health and child protection professionals agree that child sexual abuse is not uncommon and is a serious problem in the United States.

    Kids need to know they are vulnerable to predators.  It's a difficult discussion to have with a child, but letting them know that NO ONE has a right to EVER touch their private parts is necessary in our society.  The statistics prove how important it is to do so.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 10:32:53 AM PDT

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