Forensic sexual assault examination and genital injury: is skin color a source of health disparity?

@article{Sommers2008ForensicSA,
  title={Forensic sexual assault examination and genital injury: is skin color a source of health disparity?},
  author={Marilyn Lynn Sawyer Sommers and Therese M Zink and Jamison D. Fargo and R. Benjamin Baker and Carol Buschur and Donna Z Shambley-Ebron and Bonnie Sue Fisher},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={857-66}
}
PURPOSE The study objectives were to (1) estimate the frequency, prevalence, type, and location of anogenital injury in black and white women after consensual sex and (2) investigate the role of skin color in the detection of injury during the forensic sexual assault examination. METHODS A cross-sectional descriptive design was used with 120 healthy volunteers who underwent a well-controlled forensic examination after consensual sexual intercourse. RESULTS Fifty-five percent of the sample… CONTINUE READING
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