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June 8, 2012 : Pakistan: Coming clean about child sexual abuse – or not

Pakistan: Coming clean about child sexual abuse – or not

Experts say the effect of this forced silence can be traumatic. “Sexual abuse, especially incest, can leave very deep scars – even though these may on the surface be invisible,” Ghazala Sumair, a psychiatrist, told IRIN. “I have treated traumatized adult women, who are unable to articulate what happened to them even 20-30 years after the incest they suffered. This bottling up of a deeply emotional event just makes matters worse”.

Reference : India Tribune