1999, Journal of Medicine backs Todd Akin’s claim that Rape Pregnancies Are Rare?
“In an average population, the miscarriage rate is about 15 percent. In this case we have incredible emotional trauma. Her body is upset. Even if she conceives, the miscarriage rate will be higher than in a more normal pregnancy. If 20 percent of raped women miscarry, the figure drops to 450 (or 740).”
“Finally, factor in what is certainly one of the most important reasons why a rape victim rarely gets pregnant, and that’s physical trauma. Every woman is aware that stress and emotional factors can alter her menstrual cycle. To get and stay pregnant a woman’s body must produce a very sophisticated mix of hormones.”
Read more: christianliferesources.com
Research done by the “New England Journal of Medicine” and “Mahkorn & Dolan, “Sexual Assault & Pregnancy.”
New England Journal of Medicine research: Sexual Dysfunction during Rape: nejm.org
This is the main article that talks about it which Akin must have read. His wording was off but it takes a bit of an IQ to understand what he meant without going nuts over it.
Webster dictionary= RAPE: (transitive verb) “1 a archaic: to seize and take away by FORCE” Majority of people like to vote for Politicians that want to “force”(RAPE) their views on others. In US just like most countries Rape means force, and many find it odd that Americans likes to be raped or rape another. Akin is guilty of wanting to rape (force) his views on others just like the Republicans and Democrats. Nit picking on what they want to rape does not make it less rape. As Obama said “Rape is Rape” and he wants to “force” (you know synonymous with rape) laws that most don’t want. The word for rape is force in most countries, but only in America did they slowly change the meaning over time so that people feel better about being raped.
Regarding the recent Todd Akin’s comments the same site had a follow up article:
“Akin suggested that the emotional trauma of a rape creates some sort of natural birth control reflex in a woman’s body. He does not say pregnancies never occur, but in fairness he does not acknowledge that fact either.”
“Is it true that the trauma of the rape reduces the chances for pregnancy?
I have yet to see a study that demonstrates some sort of contraceptive effect from a rape. I do believe, however, it is not an unwarranted conclusion.”
“Pregnancy is rare after a single act of forcible rape. In a prospective study of 4000 rapes in Minnesota, there were no pregnancies. In a retrospective study covering nine years in Chicago, there were no pregnancies. In a prospective study of 117 rapes there were no pregnancies among either the 17 victims who received DES or the 100 who did not.”
“I would counsel Akin to focus on that larger picture and leave the emotionally distorting event of pregnancy from a rape for a later day when society is better educated. ”
Society better educated? Well that may be so since the IQ of most went as low into the mud and their loyalty got stuck in the mud as well. As misspoken Akins words are people’s reactions indicate that they are at least 1 out of “16 Signs That People Are Becoming Stupider”
It also stated “Hard to conclude anything but thoughtlessness to speak of a “legitimate rape,” as if there were any other kind of rape. In a world of sound bites Akin got bit. But is there such a thing as an “illegitimate rape”?”
Yes real rape getting raped for real, fake rape saying you were raped when it was consensual. Example is the next link.
Rape victim says:
“I was forcibly raped in 2001. It happened while I was ovulating. I was scared to death that I would become pregnant. When I asked the physician what my chances of being pregnant, he handed me a AMA journal that highlighted a study done in 1999. That study was done concerning all the reported rape cases in Minnesota. Not a single case resulted in a pregnancy. I also did not get pregnant, and thankfully I didn’t get an STD either.
I now work in a rape recovery center in a major city. I have met with women who claim to have gotten pregnant while raped. These women tend to be 16 or 17 year old girls with their parents standing over them. When I get them alone and they open up, all of them said the sex was consensual. They were going through the motions because they didn’t want to upset their parents. In the last 6 years, I have never seen a true rape case result in pregnancy.”
So what the rape victim stated is that women lie to say it’s rape from talking to many other rape victims, and from the “original” medical journal stated too much trauma “might” hurt the body be pregnant but nothing solid to prove it, despite saying no pregnancies emerged form rape.
Akin confused the article in a way and people should also look at the research they present. Since the report of rape and pregnancies will skyrocket (fake rapes) so that they can have an abortion if you can only get one that way by law. Statistics will then be manipulated by women for personal gains to have an abortion. what Todd Akin believes and wants laws to impose should be 2 different reasons which he should stick to what he believes for himself and what others believe for themselves.
CNN commented on the 1999 article.
“”What we know is that chronic stress can decrease fertility,” said Dr. Sharon Phelan, a fellow at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)…”
“While the stress associated with rape may not lower a victim’s risk of becoming pregnant, rapists often do not ejaculate, thereby decreasing their victims’ risk of pregnancy, said Phelan.”
People have to think how the research was done on what the motives were then and now. Todd Akin was off a bit in his wording but generally its the original research that should be the target. Research usually can be tainted and it gets worse year by year due to political reasons. Even now Dr. John C. Willke commented still saying its “just downright unusual” to get pregnant from rape.
At least some sites went after the source while other sites attack only Akin as if he made it up or the Huffington Post that makes insensitive rape jokes where the masses laugh.Todd Akin Legitimate Rape Kit or Legitimate Rape Song
The GOP is not that stupid and they never wanted Akin out for many political reasons.
Palin comments on what she thinks. and Good Morning America he states “I don’t know the future”
If you need help in how to determine yourself what is true or not see.
(NOTE: pro or anti sites both make extreme arguments which point to “scientific” research. The point is science is not perfect and changes, and that definitions or understanding the definitions are changed for political reasons.
And if we take away science to deal with just factual definitions of rape for example, then many are for laws that rape (force) people. This applies to the far left and far right of political commentary. Local news is a bit more honest than global corporate news. For example “The left-right illusion” http://pix11.com/2013/01/08/left-right-illusion/ )