Sexual violence screening practices among Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOG ePoster. Baer S. Apr 27, 2018; 211450; 21F
Samantha Baer
Samantha Baer
Login now to access Regular content available to all registered users.

You may also access this content "anytime, anywhere" with the Free MULTILEARNING App for iOS and Android
Abstract
Rate & Comment (0)
Introduction: In the United States, almost 1 in 5 women are affected by sexual assault and may face particular challenges when it comes to obstetric and gynecologic care. This study examines providers' knowledge, comfort level, and barriers to screening patients for a history of sexual violence.

Methods: We conducted an anonymous computer-based survey which was sent to all physicians (n=46) in an Obstetrics and Gynecology department at a tertiary academic medical center.

Results: Our sample included 18 faculty members and 18 resident physicians for a response rate of 78%. The majority agree that it is important (97%) and that it is part of their role (81%) to screen patients for a history of sexual violence. While the majority agree that they feel comfortable screening patients for a history of sexual violence (69%), only 44% screen at least half of the time. The majority report feeling comfortable modifying their physical exam techniques to meet the needs of a patient with a history of sexual violence (61%), but do not know how to connect patients with timely, accurate resources (75%) and have not received formal training in screening patients (67%), responding to a disclosure of violence (67%), or modifying physical exam techniques (75%).

Conclusion/Implications: Most providers agree that screening for a history of sexual violence is important and is part of their role as obstetricians or gynecologists. However, less than half screen patients regularly. Additional training and education could improve this discrepancy and improve care for patients with a history of sexual violence.
    This eLearning portal is powered by:
    This eLearning portal is powered by MULTIEPORTAL
Anonymous User Privacy Preferences

Strictly Necessary Cookies (Always Active)

MULTILEARNING platforms and tools hereinafter referred as “MLG SOFTWARE” are provided to you as pure educational platforms/services requiring cookies to operate. In the case of the MLG SOFTWARE, cookies are essential for the Platform to function properly for the provision of education. If these cookies are disabled, a large subset of the functionality provided by the Platform will either be unavailable or cease to work as expected. The MLG SOFTWARE do not capture non-essential activities such as menu items and listings you click on or pages viewed.


Performance Cookies

Performance cookies are used to analyse how visitors use a website in order to provide a better user experience.


Save Settings