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Sadeghmoghaddam L, Askari F, Akbari A, Mazloom S, Keramati A. The comparison of normal sexual behaviors in boys and girls of 2-7 years old and mothers ‘ performance on these behaviors. Intern Med Today 2006; 11 (4) :49-54
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Background and Aim: children Sexual behavior can cause uncertainty among clinicians due to relationship between sexual abuse and sexual behaviors. Concequently, it is important to understand normal childhood sexual behaviors. Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study. The samples were 57 boys and 57 girls that their mothers referred to health and treatment centers of Gonabad city .To collect the data two questionnaires were used that contained demographic information and a check list about children sexual behaviors. Results: The results showed that the most talks of girls on normal sexual behaviors was about child birth, mothers breast, touch differentiation between girls and boys and Doctor- roleplaying respectively, but in boys it was Doctor-role playing, sex parts touch, child birth and parents lonely sleeping . 23.7% of mothers expressed that they change the topic of the conversation when they encounter with child sexual questions and 8.1% stated that they punish their child in these cases.41.6% of mothers also told that they say “ you will understand as soon as you grow up “ . The others ( 25.9% ) replied that they tell the correct response to the child . Conclusion:The results showed normal sexual behaviors were different and performance of mothers were poor about sexual behavior in children .Then it is necessary to teach and inform the mothers.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2008/05/25 | Published: 2006/01/15

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