Care of patient with sexual assault in healthcare settings in india: a systematic review

Author: 
Arindam Chatterjee., Punit Yadav., Sunil Basukala and Shiva D

In India, rape is the fastest growing crime and reports indicate that rape of women and young girls in India has increased considerably especially in recent years. According to the National Crime Records Bureau in India (NCRB), there has been a startling increase of 873.3 percent in the number of rape cases registered in India from 1971 to 2011.The aim of this study was to study the existing guidelines and systematic review of various studies related to care of patient with sexual assault in healthcare so as to determine various pitfalls associated with implementation in the country in the light of observation made.

Material and Methods A systematic review of various studies related to care of patient with sexual assault in healthcare was performed with certain inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Conclusion At the heart of sexual violence directed against women is gender inequality. In many countries, data on most aspects of sexual violence are lacking, and there is a great need everywhere for research on all aspects of sexual violence.

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