A culture of rape: What can we do as doctors?

Around the U.S., millions of college age kids head back to start their fall semester in college. Their courses carefully selected months ago and their packing completed in a frenzy of activity. But, little thought is given to the most violent crime that happens on college campuses: rape and sexual abuse. Estimates show that approximately 25 percent of college women have been victims of rape. In fact, every 21 hours a woman is raped on a college campus somewhere in the U.S. The most likely times these occur are during the first few weeks of the freshman and sophomore years.

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