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Rape is the crime of forcing somebody into sexual activity against his or her will through use of physical force, threat of injury, or other duress. If the victim is under the legal age of consent or is unable to say "no" to intercourse due to the effects of drugs or alcohol, it is still considered rape. Rape is a medical emergency. Physical injuries such as gynecologic, rectal or internal hemorrhage can take place and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may be spread. In addition to physical trauma, rape has profound psychological, social and financial implications. The word rape comes from the Latin verb rapere: to seize or take by force.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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