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Response of health system to sexual violence: study of six health facilities in two districts of Maharashtra

Authors : Pitre, Amita; Pandey, Meenu

Published Year: 2009

Mumbai: CEHAT, x,110 p., 2009

This study focuses on the response of the public health system to sexual violence. This exploratory study is done in six health facilities at various levels of the public health system in two districts of Maharashtra, India it describes the procedures followed in the public health system for women and children who have been subject to sexual assault, and analyses them from a gender perspective. It also attempts a comparative analysis of the procedures, the quality of medico-legal examination and health care, organsiation of services, examination facilities, equipment, medical supplies and medicines in these facilities with the prescribed International and National norms. Download full report