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Case of Sexual Abuse by a Traditional Faith Healer: Are There Potential Preventions?

NCJ Number
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse Volume: 21 Issue: 6 Dated: November - December 2012 Pages: 613-620
Lai Fong Chan; Susan Mooi Koon Tan; Jin Kiat Ang; Norazlin Kamal Nor; Shalisah Sharip
Date Published
December 2012
8 pages
This article discusses adolescent sexual abuse in Malaysia.
Adolescent sexual abuse is not an uncommon phenomenon in Malaysia. It is a traumatic experience that complicates the psychosocial development of young people on the threshold of adulthood. This case report highlights the psychosocial sequelae of adolescent sexual abuse by a traditional healer and discusses management issues in the context of unique cultural and belief systems. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.