We are extremely concerned about the title and assumptions of the recent article entitled "The Association of Consensual Sexual Intercourse During Childhood With Adolescent Health Risk and Behaviors"by Resnick and Blum (Pediatrics 1994;94:907-913). The conclusions that a girl or boy having sexual intercourse at age 10 years or less was not the victim of sexual abuse and "consented" to the relationship is not supported by the current research or by our and others’ experiences in dealing with child abuse victims.

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