Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused: WHO clinical guidelines


This guideline provides recommendations aimed primarily at front-line health-care providers (e.g. general practitioners, nurses, paediatricians, gynaecologists) providing care to children, including adolescents up to the age of 18 years, who have, or may have, experienced sexual abuse, including sexual assault or rape. It can also be useful for other cadres of specialist healthcare providers who are likely to see children or adolescents.

Key wordsasylum seekers / children / female genital mutilation / gender based violence / human rights / organised violence / refugee health / refugees / survivor of GBV / trafficking

CategoryManuals and guidelines