Artículos de revistas
Sexual Violence Against Women. The Role Of Gynecology And Obstetrics Societies In Brazil.
International Journal Of Gynaecology And Obstetrics: The Official Organ Of The International Federation Of Gynaecology And Obstetrics. v. 78 Suppl 1, p. S67-73, 2002-Sep.
Sexual violence is highly prevalent although barely visible in most countries. While its prevention is a task of the whole society, the care of the women who suffer sexual violence, from immediate assistance to treatment of its consequences, is a responsibility of obstetricians-gynecologists. One of the most severe consequences of rape is unwanted pregnancy, which frequently ends in abortion. Currently, even in countries where abortion following rape is accepted by the law, raped women do not have access to legal abortion. The role of obstetricians-gynecologists in solving this problem is described, giving as an example the work of the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Societies (FEBRASGO). After 5 years of work of a special FEBRASGO Committee, services for the comprehensive care of women victims of sexual violence exist in all mayor cities in Brazil and are rapidly expanding.78 Suppl 1S67-73