Worldwide prevalence of non-partner sexual violence: a systematic review.

  title={Worldwide prevalence of non-partner sexual violence: a systematic review.},
  author={Naeemah Abrahams and Karen M Devries and Charlotte H. Watts and Christina C Pallitto and Max Petzold and Simukai Shamu and Claudia Garc{\'i}a-Moreno},
  volume={383 9929},
BACKGROUND Several highly publicised rapes and murders of young women in India and South Africa have focused international attention on sexual violence. These cases are extremes of the wider phenomenon of sexual violence against women, but the true extent is poorly quantified. We did a systematic review to estimate prevalence. METHODS We searched for articles published from Jan 1, 1998, to Dec 31, 2011, and manually search reference lists and contacted experts to identify population-based… CONTINUE READING

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