Results of the Genital Injury Scoring Scale in Consensual and Non-Consensual Intercourse

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147896
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Results of the Genital Injury Scoring Scale in Consensual and Non-Consensual Intercourse
Abstract:
Results of the Genital Injury Scoring Scale in Consensual and Non-Consensual Intercourse
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Cosby, Cecily D., PhD, FNP/PA-C
P.I. Institution Name:Samuel Merritt College
Title:Associate Professor & Program Director FNP
Co-Authors:Hillary J. Larkin, PA
Estimates of annual sexual assaults in the US are in the millions, with rates increasing. Sexual assailants are known to be repeat offenders and identification and successful prosecution of perpetrators is one step toward decreasing these alarming statistics. Perpetrators often claim the activity was consensual and limited data exist documenting typical patterns of genital injury purported to be caused by either consensual or non-consensual sexual activity. Successful prosecution of alleged sexual assailants is currently inextricably linked to the medical examination and is impacted by ongoing questions as to the validity of patterns of genital injury associated with sexual assault. This pilot study looks at genital findings consistent with consensual sexual activity in order to refute or confirm the association between genital trauma and non-consensual sex that exists in the current literature. No standardized, tested tool to grade genital injuries previously existed. As part of this study, a Genital Injury Scoring Scale (GISS) is also developed and tested. Comparisons of genital findings within and beyond 72 hours of consensual vaginal intercourse in a cohort of 40 women found no significant difference in genital injury scores using the GISS. These findings were significantly different when compared to the higher GISS results obtained from existing sexual assault data base cases.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleResults of the Genital Injury Scoring Scale in Consensual and Non-Consensual Intercourseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147896-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Results of the Genital Injury Scoring Scale in Consensual and Non-Consensual Intercourse</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cosby, Cecily D., PhD, FNP/PA-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Samuel Merritt College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor &amp; Program Director FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ccosby@samuelmerritt.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hillary J. Larkin, PA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Estimates of annual sexual assaults in the US are in the millions, with rates increasing. Sexual assailants are known to be repeat offenders and identification and successful prosecution of perpetrators is one step toward decreasing these alarming statistics. Perpetrators often claim the activity was consensual and limited data exist documenting typical patterns of genital injury purported to be caused by either consensual or non-consensual sexual activity. Successful prosecution of alleged sexual assailants is currently inextricably linked to the medical examination and is impacted by ongoing questions as to the validity of patterns of genital injury associated with sexual assault. This pilot study looks at genital findings consistent with consensual sexual activity in order to refute or confirm the association between genital trauma and non-consensual sex that exists in the current literature. No standardized, tested tool to grade genital injuries previously existed. As part of this study, a Genital Injury Scoring Scale (GISS) is also developed and tested. Comparisons of genital findings within and beyond 72 hours of consensual vaginal intercourse in a cohort of 40 women found no significant difference in genital injury scores using the GISS. These findings were significantly different when compared to the higher GISS results obtained from existing sexual assault data base cases.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:37:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:37:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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