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Prevention of pregnancy resulting from rape: a neglected preventive health measure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11064225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Abstract: Pregnancy following rape is a continuing and significant public health issue. We estimate that the 333,000 sexual assaults and rapes reported in 1998, along with many more unreported, were responsible for 25,000 pregnancies. Potentially, as many as 22,000 such pregnancies could be prevented if all women who were raped received prompt medical services, and if not already protected against pregnancy, were provided with emergency contraceptive treatment.
Authors:
F H Stewart; J Trussell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of preventive medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0749-3797     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Prev Med     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-14     Completed Date:  2000-12-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704773     Medline TA:  Am J Prev Med     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
UCSF Center for Reproductive Health Research & Policy, University of California, San Francisco, California 94118, USA. fstewart@itsa.ucsf.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Contraceptives, Postcoital / administration & dosage*
Emergency Treatment
Female
Humans
Incidence
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Unwanted / statistics & numerical data*
Primary Prevention / methods*
Rape*
Risk Assessment
United States / epidemiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Postcoital

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