A collection of links about sexual assault

These links address various sexual assault data, the science behind pregnancy resulting from rape, sexual assault reports at MU and the origins of the belief that rape doesn't cause pregnancy.

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  1. Rape and pregnancy statistics are sometimes difficult to comprehend because individual organizations use different methods when collecting research, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
  2. One of every six women in the U.S. has been a victim of rape or attempted rape, according to Scientific American. 
  3. ABCnews.com shares medical facts on rape and pregnancy from physicians.
  4. A 2010 Missourian report found that most sexual assaults on the MU campus go unreported and are never prosecuted — a trend mirrored at colleges nationwide.
  5. Rep. Todd Akins' remarks about rape and pregnancy date to anti-abortion politics in the 1980s, according to The Washington Post.
  6. Mistaken notions of rape can be traced to before the Age of Enlightenment, according to a report by Rudi Keller in the Columbia Daily Tribune.
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