Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30--34

Childhood sexual abuse perceptions and experience among college students of Panchkula


Amandeep Chopra1, Amarpreet Kaur2, Satpreet Singh3, Rupandeep Kaur4, Achyutha Valli Rallapali5 
1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Kartar Singh Sarabha Hospital and Dental College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Golpura, Haryana, India
3 Associate Dentist, Axis Dental, Texas, US
4 Associate Dentist, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
5 Associate Dentist, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amandeep Chopra
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Kartar Singh Sarabha Hospital and Dental College, Punjab
India

Background and Objective: Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a global public health and human rights concern. Hence, the present study was conducted to assess childhood sexual abuse perception and experience among college students of Panchkula. Methodology: A self-administered anonymous questionnaire which assessed perception and experiences of childhood sexual abuse was given to a convenient sample of 1000 college students. Using descriptive statistics and Chi-square test, perception and the experience of childhood sexual abuse were calculated. Results: The study showed that 18% (boys = 20%, girls = 16%) of the students were exposed to CSA, with boys more often affected than girls. The student's perception about abuse was not very clear. Myths and cultural beliefs justified abuse. Conclusion: Although preliminary in nature, the present findings are among the first to demonstrate the nature of CSA among students of Panchkula. Further, the study revealed that CSA manifests both as contact and noncontact forms. More boys than girls are exposed to most forms of abuse.


How to cite this article:
Chopra A, Kaur A, Singh S, Kaur R, Rallapali AV. Childhood sexual abuse perceptions and experience among college students of Panchkula.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2020;41:30-34


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Chopra A, Kaur A, Singh S, Kaur R, Rallapali AV. Childhood sexual abuse perceptions and experience among college students of Panchkula. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 28 ];41:30-34
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