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Factors that correlate with injury sustained by survivors of sexual assault.
Obstet Gynecol. 1987 Jul; 70(1):44-6.OG

Abstract

A retrospective study of 440 cases of reported sexual assault was undertaken in order to identify factors that correlated with which victims sustained physical injury. Overall, 40% sustained nongenital and 16% genital injury, but most injuries were not severe. Which victim was injured strongly correlated with her age and race, the race of her assailant, and whether he had a weapon. White victims sustained both genital and nongenital injury almost twice as often as black victims. Whether she knew her assailant was less important, unless the victim was a child. Survivors attacked by a single assailant were injured as often as survivors of a "gang rape." Conclusions drawn from these data must take into account that these victims choose to report the event to the authorities, and self-reporting bias might explain some of the findings. Approximately half the victims seen sustained no injury. Apparently, physical injury is not a inevitable consequence of being raped.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

3601268

Citation

Cartwright, P S.. "Factors That Correlate With Injury Sustained By Survivors of Sexual Assault." Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 70, no. 1, 1987, pp. 44-6.
Cartwright PS. Factors that correlate with injury sustained by survivors of sexual assault. Obstet Gynecol. 1987;70(1):44-6.
Cartwright, P. S. (1987). Factors that correlate with injury sustained by survivors of sexual assault. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 70(1), 44-6.
Cartwright PS. Factors That Correlate With Injury Sustained By Survivors of Sexual Assault. Obstet Gynecol. 1987;70(1):44-6. PubMed PMID: 3601268.
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