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Rape

  • Teresita M. Hogan

Abstract

The crime of sexual assault has reached epidemic proportions. It is estimated that one in every six women is raped during her lifetime.1,2 Sexual assault incidence has increased four times as fast as the overall crime rate in the United States. A woman is sexually assaulted once every 6 minutes.3,4 Although these numbers are impressive, physicians often do not believe that this crime will affect their patients or themselves. For example, in a practice with 500 patients, 84 of these women are likely to be victims of rape. Physicians should have the skills to manage a condition that could strike 15% of their patients.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Sexual Assault Bacterial Vaginosis Physical Injury Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing 
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