Survivors of child sexual abuse may or may not experience some of the following long-term effects of their victimization.
- Chronic pain and illness
- Eating, dissociative and psychiatric disorders
- Suicidal ideation/behaviors
- Distress in intimate relationships
- Interference with learning and school readiness
- Alcohol/drug abuse
- Harmful sexual behaviors
- Sexual victimization
- Increased risk of incarceration
- Increased likelihood of poverty
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