Sahel Medical Journal

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Child Abuse: Abused all the way but determined not to abuse.

JC Ebenebe, CC Ezechukwu


The case of a 14-year old girl who was abused right from infancy through childhood, pregnancy labour and immediate post-partum period, and management of both the child mother and her baby is presented.

Information was obtained both retrospectively and prospectively. Tender loving care to the child mother and her premature baby coupled with gainful employment greatly improved her socio-economic status and facilitated graduation of the premature baby from the precarious under- five group. The danger and occasional inevitability of child labour in our environment are highlighted, and solutions are proffered.

Sahel Medical Journal Vol.7(3) 2004: 98-100
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