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Understanding Pregnancy Resulting from Rape in the United States

Thursday, October 24, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shari Harman
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Understanding Pregnancy Resulting from Rape in the United States

Rape-related pregnancy (RRP) is a public health problem where sexual violence (SV) and reproductive health connect. In the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), RRP includes pregnancy that a rape victim attributed to rape.

Women in particular are vulnerable to rape. There are a number of short-term health consequences of rape including injury, sexually transmitted infection, and pregnancy.

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Check out this video presented by Dr. Kathleen Basile to learn more about why the research was done and how we can use the findings to inform prevention practices!


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