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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Sexual Violence Against Women. The Role Of Gynecology And Obstetrics Societies In Brazil
Author: Faundes A.
Andalft J.
Abstract: Sexual violence is highly prevalent although barely visible in most countries. While its prevention is a task of the whole society, the care of the women who suffer sexual violence, from immediate assistance to treatment of its consequences, is a responsibility of obstetricians-gynecologists. One of the most severe consequences of rape is unwanted pregnancy, which frequently ends in abortion. Currently, even in countries where abortion following rape is accepted by the law, raped women do not have access to legal abortion. The role of obstetricians-gynecologists in solving this problem is described, giving as an example the work of the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Societies (FEBRASGO). After 5 years of work of a special FEBRASGO Committee, services for the comprehensive care of women victims of sexual violence exist in all mayor cities in Brazil and are rapidly expanding. © 2002 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7292(02)00047-4
Date Issue: 2002
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