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A New Era in the Effort to Stop Prisoner Rape  

Author:  Lovisa  Stannow.

Source: Volume 11, Number 03, March/April 2010 , pp.33-38(6)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Sexual assault is traumatizing in any situation. When a survivor is treated with incredulity or lack of concern, the trauma is signifi cantly worsened. Sadly, victims of prisoner rape encounter such treatment all too commonly. Many of the signifi cant advances made by the antiviolence movement – from confidential counseling to sensitive medical forensic exams – are not available to victims of rape in prison. Fortunately, that is changing.

Keywords: PREA, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, sexually transmitted infections, NPREC, counseling

Affiliations:  1: Just Detention International.

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