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Over 3/4th of perpetrators were the victim’s mother.
In 76.5 percent of cases, the mother was the perpetrator, according to an article on Science Direct. However, in 93 percent of cases, the abuser was a female caretaker. In about 16.5 percent of cases, the abuser is a female caretaker, such as a grandmother, aunt, or foster mother. This might be the case because females typically take on care-taker roles sociologically. In fact, it is part of a common model of maternal abuse, according to Anna Motz’s The Psychology of Female Violence. In these situations, fathers and male figures are either non-existent or submissive in the household. If they are living with the victim, they do not play a role in their child’s health. They are not present at hospital visits and are likely to deny abuse allegations.