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[Medical and legal aspects of rape. Referrals to a team for care of rape victims at the regional hospital in Trondheim during the period 1989-1992].
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1995 Jan 10; 115(1):30-3.TN

Abstract

Since 1989 a special team of nurses and gynaecologist have taken care of rape victims at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Trondheim. Information on cases during the period 1989-92 was recorded retrospectively in a preformulated system. During this period, 141 persons were examined. In 23% of the cases the victim did not want to press charges. Most of the victims were young, 38% were below 20 years of age. A considerable proportion (40%) reported alcohol intake. 78% of the sexual assaults involved penile-vaginal contact. Severe physical violence, more severe assaults than physical restraint, were reported by 24%. Signs of non-genital injuries were documented in 35% of all the victims. 13% showed genital injury. Presence of sperm was documented in 16% of all the examinations. In 67 of the cases there was an identified assailant and a victim who had pressed charges. The conviction rate was 48%. Characteristics of the assault and findings at the examination were related to judicial outcome. Reporting of severe violence (OR (odds ratio) = 5.3), documented genital injuries (OR = 6.5) and the presence of sperms (OR = 5.6) were associated with conviction. These associations were statistically significant. Reported alcohol intake by the victim was negatively associated with conviction (OR = 0.3). Adjusted for lapse of time between the event and the examination and the victim's age, the only factor that still showed a statistically significant association with conviction was the report of severe violence.

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Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag Det medisinske fakultet Medisinsk Teknisk Senter, Trondheim.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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English Abstract
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nor

PubMed ID

7846656

Citation

Schei, B, et al. "[Medical and Legal Aspects of Rape. Referrals to a Team for Care of Rape Victims at the Regional Hospital in Trondheim During the Period 1989-1992]." Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke, vol. 115, no. 1, 1995, pp. 30-3.
Schei B, Muus KM, Moen MH. [Medical and legal aspects of rape. Referrals to a team for care of rape victims at the regional hospital in Trondheim during the period 1989-1992]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1995;115(1):30-3.
Schei, B., Muus, K. M., & Moen, M. H. (1995). [Medical and legal aspects of rape. Referrals to a team for care of rape victims at the regional hospital in Trondheim during the period 1989-1992]. Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke, 115(1), 30-3.
Schei B, Muus KM, Moen MH. [Medical and Legal Aspects of Rape. Referrals to a Team for Care of Rape Victims at the Regional Hospital in Trondheim During the Period 1989-1992]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1995 Jan 10;115(1):30-3. PubMed PMID: 7846656.
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