spousal rape

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Rape of a woman by her husband or common law partner, which is often part of battered wife syndrome

spousal rape

Forensic medicine Rape by a husband or common law partner, a violent crime and a component of battered wife syndrome. See Assault, Date rape, Domestic violence, Rape.
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It covers the principles of sexual assault, anogenital anatomy, differential diagnosis, multidisciplinary teamwork issues, pregnancy, acquaintance and intimate partner rape, caregiver issues, legal issues and investigation, sexual assault response in the US military, human trafficking, strangulation in living patients, and risks to children and adolescents on the internet, and this edition has updated standards and best practices in the medical forensic evaluation of patients across the life span, identifying and documenting physical injury, documenting and reporting cases of sexual violence, recognizing and treating sexually transmitted infections, and providing psychological and social support to survivors.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "The costs of intimate partner rape, physical assault, and stalking exceed $5.
Her topics include making sexual assault visible in domestic violence, the social context and criminal justice response, the research strategy, contextualizing intimate partner rape, and the control context.