Medical Evaluation

Your child will receive a comprehensive medical check-up by one of our trained pediatricians. All children suspected of being the victim of abuse should have a thorough physical examination to make sure that their bodies are healthy. Parents and caretakers are urged to talk with children in advance of the check up to tell them, in general terms, what to expect and to answer any questions they might have. Medical checkups for child sexual abuse are not the same as exams performed by the gynecologist for women. Checkups are conducted in a way that is thorough yet sensitive to each child’s emotional and physical state. Feel free to call us if you have additional questions about the check up.