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Sexually Abused and Sexually Exploited Children and Youth in the Greater Mekong Subregion

A Qualitative Assessment of Their Health Needs and Available Services

  • Author: UN, ESCAP
  • Publication date: September 2000
  • Page count: 160
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 00.II.F.46

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Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and youth are issues of growing concern in the Greater Mekong Subregion, which includes Cambodia, China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam. The study identifies common physical, psychological and social health problems of sexually abused and exploited children in all six participating countries. The publication also explores the services available and identifies their shortcomings in meeting the health needs of the children. Based on the research findings from each country, several recommendations for responding to the health needs of sexually abused and sexually exploited children and youth are provided in this report.