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Sexual Assault: Current Scenario at a Referral Center in Mumbai

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 12)

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Page : 1308-1310

Keywords : sexual assault; referral center; counselling;

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Sexual assault can present in many ways and reporting has increased in recent years. We are a tertiary care center where many cases are being referred. We evaluated presentation, trends and demographics of violence against women and children over a 3 year period. We found that 75 % survivors were young women (below 25 years), and only 20.7 % came in time for collection of forensic samples. Despite available facilities, only 61 % availed of on-site counselling. There is still much to be done to improve care of survivors.

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