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LOPEZ, Yahira Rodríguez; GIGATO, Bertha Arenia Aguiar  and  ALVAREZ, Iraida Garcia. Psychological Consequences of Infant Sexual Abuse. Eureka [online]. 2012, vol.9, n.1, pp. 58-68. ISSN 2220-9026.

The psychological researches accomplished in our country show the infant sexual abuse is a phenomenon which is always undertakes psychological discomfort. The goal of this study is to offer an updated review of the main psychological consequences found in the victims of infant sexual abuse. Different symptoms were classified in five categories. Furthermore, it was performed a sample of 20 sexual abuse infants, who were selected from Artemisa municipality. The study was conducted by analyzing the victims file. The results confirmed the seriousness of problems that can present these victims and their influence in other stages of development. It is necessary that professionals are capable of detecting these problems to pursue their intervention.

Keywords : infant sexual abuse; symptoms; psychological consequences.

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