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DoubleX - Slate | Rape Victims Are Still Being Charged for Rape Kits

(12/22/2015) Still, it remains common for survivors to receive a bill in the mail for other emergency health care related to a rape. The rules governing this vary even more widely than those around rape kits: Authors of a 2012 AEquitas report found that while, for example, 15 states will pay for a survivor’s STI testing, only five will pay to treat injuries related to an assault. To many survivors and advocates, this is just as bad as being charged for the rape kit. As Kellie Greene, who was raped in 1994 and subsequently founded the group Speak Out Against Rape, told CBS: “It's like being punched in the gut when you open that mailbox and you see that bill.”

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