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 abuse if:
You may be able to prevent further abuse by reporting it.
It is important to have symptoms of sexual abuse evaluated by a health professional.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||November 16, 2012|