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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011;54(1):37-42.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2011.54.1.37    Published online January 1, 2011.
Analysis of sexual assault victims.
Seul Ki Kim, Min Young Lee, Sang Joon Choi, Tae Gyu Ahn, Jeong A Seo, Hyo Young Jeong
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chosun University School of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea. ogatg@chosun.ac.kr
2Health Promotion Center, Chosun University School of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea.
3Creation & Love Women's Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the time when victims arrived at the hospital, the time of the attack, location, social relationship with assailants, detection of sperm, and whether a follow-up on sexual assault victims was possible. METHODS: Two hundred four sexual assault victims who visited the Gwangju One-stop Center and received gynecologic treatment from January 1st, 2008 to December 31st, 2008 were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: Most victims were raped in April and June. Most attacks happened between midnight and 3 AM. Victims visited the hospital between midnight and 9 AM. The most frequent locations of assault were the victim's house (65 cases, 31.9%). 55.4% of assailants were strangers to the victims. The mean interval time from rape to visit to the hospital by age was 172 hours (for victims< or =13 years old) and 24 hours (> or =20 years old). The detection rate of sperm in the vagina was 17.5% (154 victims) and the follow up rate was 11.3%. The injuries of the victims were as follows; 18 (8.9%) patients had genital injuries, 8 (3.9%) patients underwent psychological treatment, 1 (0.5%) patient had rib and mandible fracture with anal injury, and 2 (1%) patients became pregnant after the rape. CONCLUSION: The doctors who treat sexual assault victims must consider the situation of the victims and the conditions for increasing the probability of sperm detection. We should also educate the patients so that they come back for follow-up checks for preventing physical and psychological complications.
Key Words: Sexual assault, Sperm, One-stop Center

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