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Genital injury and implied consent to alleged rape.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3806535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review of 440 cases of reported rape was undertaken to see if sustaining injury to the genital area was an inevitable consequence of being raped. Injuries to areas other than the genital were taken as objective evidence that the victim did not consent to the encounter, while sperm found in her vagina that could not be accounted for by voluntary coitus was taken as objective evidence that penile penetration of the vagina had occurred. Of the 75 victims with objective evidence of both noncompliance and vaginal penetration, 28% sustained genital injury. The absence of genital injury does not imply consent by the victim or the absence of vaginal penetration by the assailant.
P S Cartwright; R A Moore; J R Anderson; D H Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1986 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-03-05     Completed Date:  1987-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1043-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Expert Testimony / legislation & jurisprudence*
Genitalia, Female / injuries*
Rape / legislation & jurisprudence*
Vagina / injuries

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