Will the evaluation show whether or not my child has been sexually abused?

Not necessarily. Most children have no physical injuries to their genital or anal areas. This does not mean that no sexual abuse has occurred. It is possible that children have been involved in sexual activity and that it has not injured their bodies in a way that leaves lasting signs.

The medical professional who examines your child will sit down with you after your child’s check-up to explain the results of the child’s evaluation.

Why are there no signs?

Perpetrators do not want to risk losing access to the child, so they don’t want to cause physical harm. Our Kids research shows that only 6% of children have injury from a sexual assault.