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Can consent be determined by medical examination?

Dr Jagadeesh Narayanareddy, consent in rape, absence of injuries in rape, injuries in consensual sex.

Can the absence of injuries rule out sexual violence? Are injuries possible in consensual sexual acts? Consequently, can medical examination determine consent? These are some critical questions which arise during investigation and trial of sexual offences. In this video, let us delve into them with Dr Narayanareddy.

In the comments section below, share a misconception that may currently exist in your legal system about the role of medical examination in determining consent for a sexual act.

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