Also, the researchers found that the prevalence rates of childhood sexual abuse varied by country. The lowest rates for both
boys and girls were found in Asia, the highest rate for girls was found in Australia, and the highest rate for boys was found
in Africa. The reasons for these differences are unclear, they stated, although they did speculate on possible causes. For
instance, the high prevalence among African boys might be partially due to cultural factors, such as initiation rites encouraging
adolescents to have sex with older individuals.