A study of rape cases in Benin City, Nigeria.
This is a six months prospective study of rape cases seen in the study centre. Rape cases are relatively common with an average of 17 cases seen monthly. Children from poor parents are the most vulnerable group affected with peak occurring between 11-15 years. Late reporting of these cases in health facilities often undermines the quality of care and the quality of forensic evidences generated from such consultations. There is therefore a need for a more holistic approach in tackling the menace of this evil in the society
Keywords: Rape, Victims, Benin City.