Sexual abuse leaves irreversible and devastating effects in a child, says new study
Recently, the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation conducted a study on children who were sexually abused. The results showed that sexually abused children often experience a range of psychological problems that can often be irreversible and devastating.
The foundation contacted 96 families for the study. Only 14 to 15% agreed to participate in the study.
The study found that sexual abuse puts the child in a state of perpetual trauma and shock. It also affects their physical, mental, psychological, and social well-being. Their overall development is affected.
Survivors of sexual abuse fear to go out alone. They lack confidence and feel alienated. Children who are 15 years and above often blame themselves and cause self-harm. They also feel unloved by family and friends.
According to reports, a child is sexually abused every 15 minutes in India. The recent cases of child sexual abuse have shown how children in India are vulnerable.