Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Volume 6, Issue 11 (October 2016)

ISSN Print: 2160-8792   ISSN Online: 2160-8806

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Sexual Assault in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Bamako’s 5th Municipality Medical Center

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DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2016.611082    1,232 Downloads   1,774 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

Background: The authors report cases of sexual assault reported to the obstetrics and gynecology department of the Bamako’s 5th municipality medical center during a prospective study of eight months from 1st January to 31st August 31st, 2012. Results: Twenty-one cases of assault were reported out of a total of 13,482 consultations, representing a frequency of 0%, 15%. Most victims were represented by students and accounted 43% of the study population. In 76% of cases the victims knew their assailant. The type of sexual contact was genito-genital vaginal penetration in 67% of cases and the condom was used in only one case. The average time before consultation was 3 days. The preventive ARV treatment was administered in 24% of cases and emergency contraception in 43% of cases. Conclusion: Sexual assault is common in Bamako. The reality is probably underestimated because many cases are not reported. The victims are mostly children and adolescents. The risk of transmission of STIs and HIV is very high during the sexual assault. Education and awareness of the population are essential for early consultation. Training of health workers to care for victims of sexual assault is needed.

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Moussa, B. , Karim, C. , Aziz, D. , Adama, O. and Idrissa, Z. (2016) Sexual Assault in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Bamako’s 5th Municipality Medical Center. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 6, 654-660. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2016.611082.

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