Child sexual abuse in a medical context

If your child is at a teaching hospital, consider how often it’s okay for doctors to come in and show your child’s body to others.

By LIAT LEVY
May 5, 2016 12:02
Child abuse

Child abuse (illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

 
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Many of us automatically view the medical professionals we turn to in times of need as infallible and trustworthy. They are rightly held in the highest esteem for their specialist training, challenging work and ability to save lives.

However, people are increasingly recognizing the need to be mindful of child safety, even when it comes to visits to a doctor or dentist as well as when children are hospitalized.

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