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Table 2 Immediate health effects of child sexual and physical abuse among victims at two tertiary hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From: Time to presentation, pattern and immediate health effects of alleged child sexual abuse at two tertiary hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Immediate health impairment Frequency (percentage)
Lost virginity (Hymenal tear) 107 (38.9)
Developed signs and symptoms of STI* 61 (22.2)
Sustained perineal laceration or tear 23 (8.3)
Developed chronic rectal pain† 7 (2.5)
Unwanted pregnancy 5 (1.8)
Became incontinent to urine 5 (1.8)
Sustained soft tissue injury 3 (1.1)
Became incontinent to faces 2 (0.7)
Poor school performance 1 (0.4)
Died 1 (0.4)
  1. *Sexually transmitted infections, † When the victim had rectal pain for more than three months (at follow up).