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Kennedy, KM
2015
March
American Journal Of Forensic Medicine And Pathology
Strategic Categorization of Available Research Relating to Sexual Assault and Rape Facilitates More Accurate Interpretation of Injury Data
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sexual assault rape injury anogenital injury POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN ANOGENITAL INJURY GENITAL INJURIES FEMALE VICTIMS PHYSICAL INJURY TOLUIDINE BLUE ADULT INTERCOURSE PATTERNS EPIDEMIOLOGY
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The available research evidence pertaining to anogenital injury in victims of sexual violence presents a very wide range of injury prevalence data. As such, it is extraordinarily challenging for health care practitioners involved in clinical forensic examination of victims of sexual violence to place their examination findings in to context. It is generally accepted that the broad range of existing injury prevalence data is reflective of heterogeneous research study methodologies and clinical practice techniques. Thus, health care practitioners should be encouraged to present their evidence in the context of the prevalence data that are most representative of their clinical practice. Presented herein is a simple categorization of existing prevalence data in accordance with national clinical practice guidelines. The range of anogenital injury prevalence is narrower when presented in this manner than when taken as a whole. This will facilitate health care practitioners in presenting their examination findings in the context of research literature that is most representative of their clinical practice.
10.1097/PAF.0000000000000133
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