Medical

Recording
January, 2010

The seemingly sleepy intersection of Delaware Ave. and 12th St. in Fort Pierce, Florida is ground zero for the ferocious abortion rights battle raging in America. On one corner stands an abortion clinic; across the street is the Pregnancy Care Center, a pro-life outpost dedicated to heading off abortion seekers at the pass.

12th & Delaware provides a compelling, fly-on-the-wall view of the ideological trench warfare that takes place daily at this crossroads, where women…

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Reproductive Health & Justice
Supporting Survivors Through Medical Advocacy
PDF & Hard Copy
March, 2018

The articles and interviews in this issue of "Connections" aim to round out the discussion on medical advocacy to focus on practical ideas and programming for advocacy services, specifically outside of forensic exam accompaniment.

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Medical Advocacy
PDF
March, 2015

Some forms of emergency contraception (EC) may not be as effective for heavier women. In particular, research studies have suggested that levonorgestrel (brand names Plan B One-Step® and Take Action™) might not be effective for individuals weighing more than 154 pounds, whereas ulipristal acetate (ella®) may only be effective up to 194 pounds. However, according to the American Society for Emergency Contraception (ASEC), these conclusions are based on very limited research and on…

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Reproductive Health & Justice, Reproductive Coercion
PDF
March, 2015

Some forms of emergency contraception (EC) may not be as effective for heavier women. In particular, research studies have suggested that levonorgestrel (brand names Plan B One-Step® and Take Action™) might not be effective for individuals weighing more than 154 pounds, whereas ulipristal acetate (ella®) may only be effective up to 194 pounds. However, according to the American Society for Emergency Contraception (ASEC), these conclusions are based on very limited research and on…

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Reproductive Health & Justice, Reproductive Coercion
WCSAP Webpage
May, 2012

National Information

The Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 requires that sexual assault survivors have access to a medical forensic exam free of charge, without reporting to law enforcement.

"The Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 ("VAWA 2005"), 42 U.S.C. § 3796gg-4(d), provides that states may not 'require a victim of sexual assault to participate in the criminal justice…

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SANE & Rape Kits
With Child Survivors
Webinar
April, 2010

This webinar will provide an overview of medical advocacy in cases of child sexual abuse. It is intended to build upon and enhance the content presented in the related section of the From Hurt to Hope Child Advocacy Guide. The guide and each complementary webinar aim to support sexual assault advocates in their work with children and families.

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Child Sexual Abuse, Medical Advocacy
Summary 2013
PDF
June, 2013

WCSAP chose to prioritize gathering information about sexual assault medical practices because we have heard that these practices vary significantly from county to county, and we are continually working to improve and enhance the medical response to survivors. WCSAP gathered information through extensive research, attending training, and conducting interviews with system professionals. This summary highlights promising practices and the most pertinent issues.

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Medical Advocacy
Book
January, 2005

Medical Issues: Health Care/Health Risk

  1. Health Care
  2. Health Risk
  • Author: Anderson, Janet
  • Publisher: Sexual Assault and the Body 2005 various research articles.
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Medical Advocacy
PDF
January, 2009

The long-term medical and mental health needs of survivors, as discussed in this issue, are critical and complex. We have included practical resources to assist advocates and other professionals working in the sexual assault field to expand their skills and awareness. We have also included a thought-provoking article about the possible benefits of a holistic health paradigm for healing trauma.

Advocates sometimes feel at a loss about how to effectively help people who are dealing…

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Medical Advocacy
Comes to OB/GYN Offices
PDF
March, 2013

Reproductive coercion and sexual coercion are not new ideas to advocates. For decades, survivors have been sharing their stories about partners poking holes in condoms, flushing birth control pills, pressuring to get pregnant, and pressuring to have sex. These conversations are now extending beyond our advocacy sphere and into doctors' offices.

In this research review, we take a look at the…

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Reproductive Coercion

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