Karen Naimer

Karen Naimer directs the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones at Physicians for Human Rights, a New York-based advocacy organization that uses medicine and science to prevent severe human rights violations and mass atrocities.  

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The little tissue that couldn’t – the hymen’s role in determining sexual history or assault

By: Ranit Mishori & Karen Naimer & Thomas McHale
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For such a small piece of tissue, the hymen has gained outsized status as the arbiter of virginity. But can it really do that?

DNA testing can help – and hinder – sexual violence prosecutions

By: Karen Naimer
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DNA technology in sexual violence cases can strengthen investigations and prosecutions, but training on how to collect and preserve evidence is equally important ...




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