Sexual Assault

4 Sep

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At least 13% of women [1, 2] have been a victim at least once in her lifetime of a sexual assault according to a large population-based survey. This figure looks really tremendous. Steps of medical procedure to be followed, from forensic inquiry to pregnancy prevention and infection prophylaxis, are described in an interesting article published by the New England Journal of Medicine.

Luckily, a lot off people around the world struggle against all forms of gender based voluntary violence. It is evidence that a good relation in the couple is a warrant of a sound mental health for both parts: the man and the woman. Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation contributes to spread the awareness of this evidence in India.

But they are not the solely organisations on the ground. Plenty of associations or foundations have yet undertaken the battle consisting in modifying the male’s role in violence against women and children. Below are presented the links to their websites worlwide:


1-Rape in America: a report to the nation. Arlington, VA: National Victim Center, 1992.

2-Tjaden PG, Thoennes N. Extent, nature, and consequences of rape victimization: findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, 2006. (NCJ 210346.)


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