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Child Abuse

Helping a Victim of Abuse

06/15/2001

Question:

How can I make my girlfriend let me touch her you know like hugging and holding hands I mean she wont do it because of what her dad is doing to her please help me.

Answer:

If your girlfriend is being sexually abused by her father then you should encourage her to call the police or the local child abuse reporting hotline. You can also call them.

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Response by:

Robert Shapiro, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati