Child abuse: Abused all the way but determined not to abuse
JC EbenebeFWACP (Paed) , CC EzechukwuFWACP (Paed)
Department of Paediatrics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnew i , Anambra Stat e, Nigeria
J C Ebenebe P.O. Box 625 Nnewi, Anambra State Nigeria
The case of a 14 - year old girl who was abused right from infancy t hrough chil dhood , pregnancy labour and immediate post- partum period, and management of both t he child mother and her baby presented . \·
Information was obtained both retrospectively and prospectivel y . Tender loving care t o t he child mother and her pre mature baby coupled with gainful empl oyment greatly improved her socio 1
economic status and facilitated graduation of the premature baby from the precarious under- five group. The d anger and occasional inevitability of child labour in our environment are highlighted , and solutions are proffered .