PHYSICAL AND LABORATORY FINDINGS IN ADULT FEMALE SEXUAL CASES AT DISTRICT PESHAWAR

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Naveed Alam
Shahida Naveed
Mian Saad Ahmad
Ijaz Ahmad

Abstract

Objective: To determine frequency, percentage and correlations between physical and laboratory findings in adult
female sexual assault cases in Peshawar district.
Material and Methods: This cross sectional retro prospective chart review study was conducted in department of
Forensic Medicine Khyber Medical College, Peshawar-Pakistan from Jan 2017 to Dec 2017. 51 samples with police
inquest were included in the study, limitations and exclusion criteria were defined. Pre designed questionnaire was
used for data collection while SPSS.20.0 was used for data analysis.
Results: Out of 80 female samples 29 (36.3%) were cases of child abuse where as age group between 11-30 years
was the most vulnerable age group. Urban areas proved to have maximum reported cases while among seasons many
cases were reported in winters. Police station Bana Mari had maximum cases of sexual assault followed by Faqirabab
and Phari Pura.
Conclusion: Sexual assault being important but neglected social issue was well addressed through this study, and
enlightened the places, age groups and reason which are mostly involved in increasing such number of cases.

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