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Are per-incident rape-pregnancy rates higher than per-incident consensual pregnancy rates?

Overview of attention for article published in Human Nature, March 2003
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Title
Are per-incident rape-pregnancy rates higher than per-incident consensual pregnancy rates?
Published in
Human Nature, March 2003
DOI 10.1007/s12110-003-1014-0
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Authors

Jonathan A. Gottschall, Tiffani A. Gottschall

Abstract

Is a given instance of rape more likely to result in pregnancy than a given instance of consensual sex? This paper undertakes a review and critique of the literature on rape-pregnancy. Next, it presents our own estimation, from U.S. government data, of pregnancy rates for reproductive age victims of penile-vaginal rape. Using data on birth control usage from the Statistical Abstract of the United States, we then form an estimate of rapepregnancy rates adjusted for the substantial number of women in our sample who would likely have been protected by oral contraception or an IUD. Our analysis suggests that per-incident rape-pregnancy rates exceed per-incident consensual pregnancy rates by a sizable margin, even before adjusting for the use of relevant forms of birth control. Possible explanations for this phenomenon are discussed, as are its implications to ongoing debates over the ultimate causes of rape.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 2%
Portugal 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Mexico 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 50 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 18%
Researcher 10 18%
Student > Bachelor 9 16%
Student > Master 8 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Other 14 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 22 39%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 25%
Social Sciences 7 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 9%
Unspecified 3 5%
Other 5 9%

Attention Score in Context

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