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False Allegations of Pregnancy Resulting From Incestuous Rape and Physician Misconduct: Proof Positive

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Auteurs : M.A. Jamieson, M. Walker, A.O. Daicar, R.L. Reid
Périodique : Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Numéros : vol. 11, nº 4, ISSN 1083-3188 (Imprimé)
Dates : Date de publication: 11/1998
Etendue : pp. 181-184
Liens internet : DOI

Description

Titre :

False Allegations of Pregnancy Resulting From Incestuous Rape and Physician Misconduct: Proof Positive

Résumé :

Background

The veracity of adult allegations of remote childhood sexual abuse have been the focus of intense debate fuelled by the controversy over both repressed and false memory syndromes. Likewise, increased awareness of physician misconduct in recent years has mandated numerous policy statements and task force guidelines to protect patients.

Case

A 23-year-old woman alleged that she had suffered incestuous rape at age 12 years, resulting in pregnancy. She named a physician who she claimed had performed an illegal pregnancy termination. Subsequent evaluations revealed that she had uterovaginal agenesis.

Conclusion

Neither sexual abuse nor physician misconduct should be tolerated, and all such allegations deserve thorough and expeditious investigation. However, we must remain cognizant that any such allegation may be false and have devastating consequences for the unjustly accused.

Mots-clés libres (FR) :

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, General Medicine

Mots-clés libres (EN) :

False memory syndrome, Uterovaginal agenesis, Physician Misconduct, Sex abuse, Rape, False allegations

Détails

Langue : anglais
Numéro de fiche : 1549
Source : CrossRef: 2018-11-23
Type de fiche : Article de périodique
Création : 23/11/2018
Dernière modification : 07/12/2018
Statut WordPress : Publié