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Forensic Gynaecology

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  • Page extent: 279 pages
  • Size: 234 x 156 mm
  • Weight: 0.51 kg

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 (ISBN-13: 9781900364843 | ISBN-10: 1900364840)

The majority of sexual assaults are not reported to the police, and domestic or spousal rape is even less commonly reported. However, women who are victims of sexual assault are more likely to use health services, so medical practitioners will see them in their day-to-day practice. Forensic gynaecology is a challenging area of practice, as the examiner must play a dual role of looking after the woman's health needs at the same time as collecting and interpreting forensic evidence - a need which is kept to the fore in this book. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach, with contributions from serving police officers, leading barristers, physicians, gynaecologists, paediatricians, ethicists, forensic scientists and organisations concerned with the care of women, providing an explanation of the relevant facts and an exploration of some of the controversies surrounding each area under discussion.

• Features contributions from serving police officers, leading barristers, physicians, gynaecologists, paediatricians, ethicists, forensic scientists and organisations concerned with the care of women • Covers both healthcare of the woman and collection of forensic evidence • Of interest to all those working with women who are victims of sexual assault, from doctors and police forensic teams to those in the legal profession who need to know more about the care of women complainants

Contents

Part I. Rape: The Facts and the Dilemmas: 1. The law of rape Peter Rook, Gillian Jones and Ruby Hamid; 2. The police response Judith Common; 3. Avenues of presentation Mary Pillai; 4. Consent Michael Wilks and Maureen Dalton; 5. Taking a history Hazel Walter and Maureen Dalton; 6. The general examination Deborah Rogers; 7. The sexual assault medical examination kit Mary Newton; 8. The genital examination Deborah Rogers; 9. Post-examination issues Jan Welch; 10. The statement Helen Cameron; 11. The doctor in court Raine Roberts; 12. Supporting the victim Helen Reeves and Kate Mulley; Part II. Domestic Violence: The Overlap with Rape: 13. The impact of domestic violence in obstetrics Helen Cameron; 14. The impact of domestic violence in gynaecology Joseph Johnson and Stephen Lindow; 15. The doctor's role Lindsey Stevens; 16. Child sexual abuse Camille de San Lazaro; Further reading; Index.

Contributors

Peter Rook, Gillian Jones, Ruby Hamid, Judith Common, Mary Pillai, Michael Wilks, Maureen Dalton, Hazel Walter, Deborah Rogers, Mary Newton, Jan Welch, Helen Cameron, Raine Roberts, Helen Reeves, Kate Mulley, Joseph Johnson, Stephen Lindow, Lindsey Stevens, Camille de San Lazaro

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