An assessment of health sector guidelines and services for treatment of sexual violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua

  title={An assessment of health sector guidelines and services for treatment of sexual violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua},
  author={Heathe Luz McNaughton Reyes and Deborah L. Billings and Yolanda Paredes-Gaitan and Karen Padilla Zuniga},
  journal={Reproductive Health Matters},
  pages={83 - 93}
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