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[Comment] Renewing the focus on health care for sexually assaulted children and adolescents

Sexual assault and rape are in the media spotlight in the face of unfolding revelations of abuse of women in the entertainment industry and sports. These disclosures by public figures highlight some aspects of sexual abuse—namely, that it is often pervasive, an expression of power (rather than just about sex) and rooted in ideas of male sexual entitlement, and an experience that victims find shameful and often conceal.1,2 Far from the lights of Hollywood, many children and adolescents in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) face sexual abuse and often have little recourse to assistance.

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