Sexually abused male adolescents: How vulnerable are they?

Joseph M. Chandy, Robert Wm Blum, Michael D. Resnick

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This study examined the suicidal involvement, disordered eating behaviors, sexual risk taking, delinquent behaviors, substance use and school performance of male teenagers with a reported history of sexual abuse. With the exception of school performance, this group had higher rates of adverse correlates in these areas than the comparison group without a history of abuse. Among index group members, protective factors against adverse correlates included a higher maternal education, emotional well-being and perceived caring from parents. Risk factors that increased the likelihood of adverse correlates included perceived substance use in school and family stresses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Child Sexual Abuse
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 29 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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