ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 995.53

Child sexual abuse

Diagnosis Code 995.53

ICD-9: 995.53
Short Description: Child sexual abuse
Long Description: Child sexual abuse
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 995.53

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (990-995)
      • 995 Certain adverse effects, not elsewhere classified

Information for Patients

Child Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is one form of child abuse. It includes a wide range of actions between a child and an adult or older child. Often these involve body contact, but not always. Exposing one's genitals to children or pressuring them for sex is sexual abuse. Using a child for pornography is also sexual abuse.

Most sexual abusers know the child they abuse. They may be family friends, neighbors or babysitters. About one-third of abusers are related to the child. Most abusers are men. If you think a child may have been abused, it's important to report it.

  • Child abuse - sexual
  • Sexual abuse in children -- what to know

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