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VILLELA, Wilza V.  and  LAGO, Tânia. Advances and challenges in treatment for female victims of sexual violence. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2007, vol.23, n.2, pp. 471-475. ISSN 0102-311X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2007000200025.

This article analyzes treatment for female victims of sexual violence, with a focus on partnerships between government and the organized women's movement. The central references are the specific literature and testimony by key social actors who have participated in this process. The results show that despite the real and symbolic importance of care for rape victims, the government and the women's movement have not succeeded in guaranteeing the expansion of these services or adequately linking the discussion of sexual violence to women's right to abortion under any circumstances. It is thus necessary to step up the measures on this agenda.

Keywords : Sexual Violence; Health Policy; Legal Abortion.

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