Friday, July 01, 2005

The Reality of Date Rape Drugs

Each month more than ten women of all ages and backgrounds contact our Adoption Center with the same experience; they have been victims of a date rape drug and are now pregnant. Most of the time, they do not know who is the biological father. For example, just after spring or winter break is a time when we see a peak in pregnancy. For many of these women a date rape drug was involved.

The U.S. Census suggests that annually, there may be over thirty-two thousand victims of rape-related pregnancies among American women over the age of 18. The adult pregnancy rate associated with rape is estimated to be 4.7%.

Several college-aged women have reported waking up in frat houses or apartments with no clothing on; finding themselves in strange surroundings with unknown people, or having actually been sexually assaulted while under the influence of a date rape drug.

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