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Perpetrators of different offences against females related to sexual activities, examined in Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura in 2014

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S. M. H. M. K. Senanayake

Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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Abstract

During the year 2014, 243 female victims of offences related to sexual activities had been examined medico-legally at Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura. A retrospective study was done based on the medico legal examination forms belong to females examined for complaints related to sexual activities at the medico legal unit of T.H. Anuradhapura during the year 2014. Details about age, complaint and type of perpetrator were collected and analyzed. According to the presenting complaint, eleven different offences related to sexual activities which had been perpetrated against the females were found. Among the perpetrators there were fathers, step fathers, grandfathers, other relatives, neighbors, and persons living in same village, boyfriends, friends, known persons and unknown persons. Perpetrators differ in different type of complaints. Known people were involved in 96.3% of sexual assaults. Father had been the perpetrator in 10/243 (4.1%) of cases which exceeding sex assaults by strangers (9/243 or 3.7%). Health education for prevention of sex assaults needs more attention on protecting females from known persons.
How to Cite: Senanayake, S.M.H.M.K., (2016). Perpetrators of different offences against females related to sexual activities, examined in Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura in 2014. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 4(2), pp.40–47. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/mljsl.v4i2.7337
Published on 27 Dec 2016.
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