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THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS by Margaret O. Hyde

THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

By Margaret O. Hyde (Author) , Elizabeth H. Forsyth (Author)

Age Range: 12 & up

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-7613-0058-9
Publisher: Millbrook

 Once again, Hyde and Forsyth (Know About Gays and Lesbians, 1994, etc.) take on an issue of great concern, and distill it into a thorough, understandable, impartial discussion. Every aspect of sexual abuse of the young is covered and demythologized, from such ancient practices as permitting intercourse with female babies in biblical times to the recent controversy regarding child pornography on the Internet. Statistics reinforce the authors' points as they define and consider sexual abuse, abusers and ``abusees,'' legal issues, so-called false memories, women and children as abusers, prevention, and help for those who have been abused. A useful list of agencies and extensive notes make this an important resource for students as well as for general readers. (b&w illustrations, not seen, further reading, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)