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Silent Epidemic
Vol. 19 No 4 | Summer 2017

Silent Epidemic

Vol. 19 No 4 | Summer 2017


FEATURED ARTICLES


Feature
Editorial
FRANZCOG trainee

On 3 November 2016, after a brief relationship ended, I was almost murdered and set on fire in my own home. During the assault, I was stabbed 11 times and doused in petrol before fleeing for my life.

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Feature
Tackling family violence: a system-wide approach
Registered nurse and program leader

There is much data, research and evidence on the detrimental effects of violence against women on physical, psychological and emotional health. The impact is significant, not only on patients, but also their families, healthcare workers and the broader community. It is a complex, pervasive issue that affects women across social and cultural divides and, according to research, is increasing in Australia and New Zealand.

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Feature
Clinical assessment of sexual assault
MBBS (Hons), DRANZCOG, FRACGP

Sexual assault is broadly defined as any sexual act carried out against the will of a person through the use of violence, coercion or intimidation. Legally, the term sexual assault refers to those cases that involve sexual penetration of the mouth, vagina or anus. Sexual assault is very common in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ personal safety review in 2012 estimated that one-in-six women and one-in-25 men over the age of 18 have experienced a sexual assault since age 15. Rather alarmingly, the incidence of sexual assault in Australia is currently rising, with 2016 data revealing a seven-year high.

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MOST VIEWED ARTICLES

Dr Prathima Chowdary
Women's Health -> Q&A
Is NovaSure endometrial ablation the safest surgical treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding or is it just a delayed difficult hysterectomy?
Dr Prathima Chowdary
Dr Angela Jay
Feature
Editorial
Dr Angela Jay
Dr Dennis Gong
Women's Health -> Case Report
Ogilvie’s syndrome with caecal perforation post-caesarean section
Dr Dennis Gong
Dr Miranda Howlett
Feature
Clinical assessment of sexual assault
Dr Miranda Howlett
Prof Judith Goh AO
Letters
Obstetric fistula: a public health issue
Prof Judith Goh AO