The conceptual framework for prevention of Child sexual abuse

  • Naresh Nebhinani
  • Bhagyashree Garasia
  • Shreyance Jain


Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a global problem having legal, social, medical and psychological implications. World Health Organization (WHO) define CSA as the “involvement of a child in sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend, is unable to give informed consent to, or for which the child is not developmentally prepared and cannot give consent, or that violates the laws or social taboos of society.” It includes a range of activities like “intercourse, attempted intercourse, oral-genital contact, fondling of genitals directly or through clothing, exhibitionism or exposing children to adult sexual activity or pornography, and the use of the child for prostitution or pornography.”