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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160319
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Injuries Following Consensual Sexual Intercourse Among White College-Aged Women
Abstract:
Injuries Following Consensual Sexual Intercourse Among White College-Aged Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Baker, Rachel, MSW, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Cincinnati
Title:Predoctoral Student
Contact Address:College of Nursing, PO Box 210038, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038, USA
Contact Telephone:513-558-5269
Co-Authors:Marilyn S. Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean
Problem: Genital injury rates following rape are documented to be as
high as 90%, whereas genital injury rates following consensual sex are
generally reported at 10%. Researchers have worked to increase the ability
to detect injuries following sexual assault, and to differentiate those
injuries and the patterns of injury from those that occur during
consensual sex. Purpose: To describe the number, type, and location of
injuries which occur following consensual sexual intercourse among
college-aged women. Theoretical Framework: In their physiologic theory of
human sexual response, Masters and Johnson (1966) proposed that women
undergo physiological changes that help to reduce the incidence of injury
during intercourse. Subjects: 15 white, female, college-aged community
volunteers between 23 and 28 years old participated in the study. Methods:
Subjects had consensual heterosexual intercourse at a time assigned by the
investigative team followed by a forensic examination completed by expert
nurse examiners. To identify injuries, subjects underwent a forensic
examination that included the use of direct visualization, tissue-staining
dyes, and colposcopy. Results: The subjectsÆ examinations took place 1-22
hours following consensual sexual intercourse. Injuries were detected in
11 out of 15 women, with 6 of the women sustaining more than one injury.
The most common injuries were tears, followed by redness and abrasions.
Injuries were detected most commonly on the posterior fourchette, labia
minora, cervix, and fossa navicularis. The application of toluidine blue
resulted in the discovery of 6 additional injuries. Conclusions: This
study found that after consensual intercourse, injuries in college-aged
women are more common than previously reported in the literature. Further
research is needed to examine injury rates, patterns, and the similarities
and differences between injuries following sexual assault as compared to
consensual sexual intercourse. Funded by the National Institute of Nursing
Research, R01 NR05352 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
CCT510420.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInjuries Following Consensual Sexual Intercourse Among White College-Aged Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160319-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Injuries Following Consensual Sexual Intercourse Among White College-Aged Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Baker, Rachel, MSW, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Cincinnati</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Predoctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, PO Box 210038, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">513-558-5269</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rachelbbaker@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marilyn S. Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Genital injury rates following rape are documented to be as <br/> high as 90%, whereas genital injury rates following consensual sex are <br/> generally reported at 10%. Researchers have worked to increase the ability <br/> to detect injuries following sexual assault, and to differentiate those <br/> injuries and the patterns of injury from those that occur during <br/> consensual sex. Purpose: To describe the number, type, and location of <br/> injuries which occur following consensual sexual intercourse among <br/> college-aged women. Theoretical Framework: In their physiologic theory of <br/> human sexual response, Masters and Johnson (1966) proposed that women <br/> undergo physiological changes that help to reduce the incidence of injury <br/> during intercourse. Subjects: 15 white, female, college-aged community <br/> volunteers between 23 and 28 years old participated in the study. Methods: <br/> Subjects had consensual heterosexual intercourse at a time assigned by the <br/> investigative team followed by a forensic examination completed by expert <br/> nurse examiners. To identify injuries, subjects underwent a forensic <br/> examination that included the use of direct visualization, tissue-staining <br/> dyes, and colposcopy. Results: The subjects&AElig; examinations took place 1-22 <br/> hours following consensual sexual intercourse. Injuries were detected in <br/> 11 out of 15 women, with 6 of the women sustaining more than one injury. <br/> The most common injuries were tears, followed by redness and abrasions. <br/> Injuries were detected most commonly on the posterior fourchette, labia <br/> minora, cervix, and fossa navicularis. The application of toluidine blue <br/> resulted in the discovery of 6 additional injuries. Conclusions: This <br/> study found that after consensual intercourse, injuries in college-aged <br/> women are more common than previously reported in the literature. Further <br/> research is needed to examine injury rates, patterns, and the similarities <br/> and differences between injuries following sexual assault as compared to <br/> consensual sexual intercourse. Funded by the National Institute of Nursing <br/> Research, R01 NR05352 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, <br/> CCT510420.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:49:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:49:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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