How to Recognize Signs of Sexual Abuse

(Content Warning: sexual assault of children and adults, suggestion of police involvement)

There are lots of reasons why a sexual abuse survivor might be afraid to disclose that they’ve been abused. But if we can all learn how to recognize signs of sexual abuse, we’ll be in better positions to stop abuse and support survivors.

Here’s Sexplanations with Dr. Lindsey Doe, who describes the most common symptoms in children, adolescents, and adults.

All survivors deserve support in getting healing and freedom from abuse, and this info can help you offer it.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Lindsey Doe is a clinical sexologist in Missoula, Montana and host of YouTube sex education channel, Sexplanations. She is also parent to a spunky teen daughter. Follow her on Twitter @elleteedee