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Just A Pediatric Viewpoint on At-Home Sexual Assault Kits

Just A Pediatric Viewpoint on At-Home Sexual Assault Kits

Original Release Date: January 21, 2022

In episode three of our Perspectives on At-Home Sexual Assault Kits season, Just Science sat down with Dr. Toni Laskey, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and the division chief of the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children’s Hospital.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 13 boys under the age of 18 will be a victim of child sexual abuse over their lifetimes (CDC, 2021). Listen along as Dr. Laskey discusses her work in child abuse pediatrics, her outlook on sexual assault response for victims under 18, and her perspective on at-home sexual assault kits in this episode of Just Science.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Preventing Child Sexual Abuse. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” April 30, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childsexualabuse/fastfact.html.

This episode of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110].

Some content in this podcast may be considered sensitive and may evoke emotional responses or may not be appropriate for younger audiences. 

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Guest Biography

Dr. Antoinette (Toni) Laskey completed her medical degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine followed by her pediatric residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospitals and Clinics. She completed a research and clinical fellowship and a master’s degree in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Laskey is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and the division chief of the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children’s Hospital. She is the fellowship director of the Child Abuse Pediatrics fellowship at the University of Utah and the Medical Director of the Children’s Justice Centers of Utah. Dr. Laskey’s clinical interests relate to the evaluation and management of the potentially abused child and her research interests include cognitive errors in decision making related to child maltreatment.


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