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Rape with Extreme Violence: The New Pathology in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Denis Mukengere Mukwege,

    Affiliation: General Reference Hospital of Panzi, Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • Cathy Nangini mail

    research@saferworld.ca

    Affiliations: Social Aid For the Elimination of Rape (SAFER), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Brain Research Unit, Low Temperature Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Published: December 22, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000204

About the Authors

Denis Mukengere Mukwege
General Reference Hospital of Panzi, Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Cathy Nangini
Social Aid For the Elimination of Rape (SAFER), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cathy Nangini
Brain Research Unit, Low Temperature Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland

Corresponding Author

Email: research@saferworld.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DMM CN. Wrote the first draft of the paper: CN. Contributed to the writing of the paper: DMM.