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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 98-100

Child abuse: Abused all the way but determined not to abuse

Department of Paediatrics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnew i , Anambra Stat e, Nigeria

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J C Ebenebe
P.O. Box 625 Nnewi, Anambra State
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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 .

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