What are the signs of sexual abuse in the elderly?

Posted by John Harris on Tue, Nov 09, 2010 @ 11:07 AM

Q: What are the signs of sexual abuse in the elderly?

A: Any unwanted or non-consensual sexual contact of any kind with an elderly person is sexual abuse. Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse include: Bruises around the breasts or genital area Genital infections or unexplained sexually transmitted disease (STD) Vaginal or anal bleeding Torn, stained, or bloody underwear An elder reporting being sexually assaulted or raped

Topics: Nursing Home - Abuse & Neglect