Manual for Medical Officers: Dealing with Child Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation

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Source: 
UNICEF
Date: 
2005
Category: 
1|Services
Origin: 
2|International
Summary: 
WHAT: A comprehensive guide to conducting medical examinations, particularly age determination tests, in medico-legal cases of child victims of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Includes sample forms for age estimation, and examination reports for sexual exploitation in India. WHO: Social, community and residential workers who are involved in child protection and who may have to refer a child who has experienced physical or sexual abuse, for a medical examination. WHERE: While this manual was created for medical officers across India, the experiences and guidance shared is globally relevant. Adaptation to local context will be required. WHY: Provides detailed information on the way in which a medical on a child or young person should be conducted, and how evidence should be collected and recorded. Knowledge of good practice in this area can empower care related workers to ensure children are not further traumatized and enable potential prosecution of perpetrators.