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J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1998 Jan-Feb;27(1):25-31.

Pregnancy resulting from rape.


Pregnancy resulting from rape is more prevalent than generally recognized, and violations of women's sexual and reproductive self-determination take many forms. Four themes--relationship rape, power dynamics, maternal ambivalence, and social reactions and support--can be identified in one woman's experiences and the literature. Recommended interventions, based on a woman-centered empowerment framework, include safety assessment, formulating a safety plan, and facilitating social support. Emergency postcoital contraception is a preventive option.

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