What is it about?
It's a a 10-year retrospective study that analyzes the socio-demographic and epidemiological profile, the frequency of procedures performed, the frequency of blood-borne infections (BBI), pregnancy, and legal abortion in women assisted by a sexual violence assistance center in Brazil.
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Why is it important?
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) and pregnancy can be consequences of sexual violence, however, In Brazil, around 50% of women victims of sexual violence do not undergo STI prophylaxis or emergency contraception.
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This page is a summary of: Blood-borne infections and pregnancies among women attending a sexual violence assistance center in Brazil: A 10-year retrospective study, PLoS ONE, February 2023, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0280419.
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