27 Apr '17, 7am

Rape Victims Pay for Some Rape-Related Medical Expenses, Which is *Totally* Fair: #NowWhat

Rape Victims Pay for Some Rape-Related Medical Expenses, Which is *Totally* Fair: #NowWhat

And although we know rape victims have to deal with physical and emotional distress, many victims also must handle a monetary burden, too. The study Ashley M. Tennessee, DHA, MBA, MPH, and assistant professor at the Division of Healthcare Studies and Department of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina, recently helmed a study that discovered many American rape victims must pay for some rape -related medical treatment. Tennessee was inspired to pen the study for personal reasons. While taking refuge in the New Orleans Superdome [during Hurricane Katrina], Tennessee’s dear friend was sexually assaulted as a result of an “unsuccessful struggle and fight” to obtain food for her and her two sons “after rations were dropped through the ceiling of the Superdome,” she says. Tennessee also knows many women and men who have been molested during their formati...

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/u-s-rape-victims-have-to-pay-for-some...

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