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Ghanaian Lawmaker Abolishes Medical Exam Fees for Sexual Assault Victims


Ghanaian Lawmaker Abolishes Medical Exam Fees for Sexual Assault Victims
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In Ghana, sexual assault victims must show medical reports to prove they have been assaulted before a rape suspect can be prosecuted. These medical examinations come at a relatively high cost, and are not covered by the national health insurance, and so can deter a victim from pressing charges. Now, a lawmaker is seeking to abolish the health exam requirement so that more women are able to pursue justice. Senanu Tord reports from Battor, Ghana.

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