During a household survey in Tanzania, a nationally representative sample of females and males aged 13-24 years reported any experiences of sexual violence that occurred before the age of 18 years. The authors explore the prevalence, circumstances, and health outcomes associated with childhood sexual violence.
The results suggest that violence against children in Tanzania is pervasive, with roughly three in 10 females and one in eight males experiencing some form of childhood sexual violence, and its health consequences are severe.
Results are being used by the Tanzanian government to implement a National Plan of Action.
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By: Vagi KJ1, Brookmeyer KA2, Gladden RM2, Chiang LF2, Brooks A3, Nyunt MZ4, Kwesigabo G5, Mercy JA2, Dahlberg LL2.
- 1U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.
- 3UNICEF Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre/West and Central Africa Regional Office, Dakar-Yoff, Sénégal.
- 4United Nations Children's Fund, Laos.
- 5Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
- Violence Against Women. 2016 Mar 14. pii: 1077801216634466
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