Yvonne Carts-Powell

Here is Some Legitimate Science on Pregnancy and Rape

In Science on August 27, 2012 at 7:47 am

Despite what Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri apparently believes, the chance of pregnancy is the same from rape as from consensual sex: about 5%. Here are the numbers from Scientific American, as well as some plain speaking about why this sort of misinformation is so infuriating and harmful:

Here is Some Legitimate Science on Pregnancy and Rape | Context and Variation, Scientific American Blog Network.

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