Genital Findings of Women After Consensual and Nonconsensual Intercourse

Authors

  • Sarah Anderson,

    1. MSN, RN, is a Clinical Coordinator, Forensic Nurse Examiner Team, University of Virginia Department of Emergency Medicine & School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA
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  • Natalie McClain,

    1. PhD, RN, PNP, is an Assistant Professor, Northeastern University Bovue College of Health Sciences School of Nursing, Boston, MA
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  • Ralph J. Riviello

    1. MD, is an Assistant Professor and Director, Sexual Assault Services, Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Emergency Medicine Philadelphia, PA
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Abstract

After a sexual assault, forensic nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians are called on to collect evidence, document any genital injuries, and testify about the significance of injuries. Recently, the scientific rigor of the research has been challenged in the courts.

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