Survivors of child sexual abuse may or may not experience some of the following long-term effects of their victimization. 

  • Chronic pain and illnessLong.term
  • Eating, dissociative and psychiatric disorders
  • Self-mutilation
  • 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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