Any child or
vulnerable adult with
STI symptoms needs to be evaluated by a health
professional to determine the cause and to assess for possible
abuse. STI symptoms are not normal in children and are
worrisome in vulnerable adults because they may be caused by sexual injury and
Symptoms can't be explained or they do not match
Repeated symptoms occur.
change for how the symptoms are caused.
You may be able to prevent further abuse by reporting it.
If you suspect child abuse, call your local child
or adult protective agency, police, or a health professional (such as a doctor,
nurse, or counselor). The National Child Abuse Hotline and Referral Service is
available at 1-800-422-4453.
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