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Cuadernos de Medicina Forense

versión On-line ISSN 1988-611Xversión impresa ISSN 1135-7606


GARCIA, J.  y  FRANCO, JA.. Feminicide in Bogotá, a view from the legal-medical approach. Cuad. med. forense [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.1-2, pp.27-34.  Epub 21-Sep-2020. ISSN 1988-611X.

In the present work, a characterization of the variables associated with the diagnosis of feminicide in the population of Bogotá-Colombia, between the period of May 2015 and December 2016 was carried out. For this purpose, an analytical observational study assembled in a cohort of women victims of violent death recognized in the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, through review of expert autopsy reports, forensic clinical expert reports and active search of judicial files in the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation to document the follow-up of the cases.

The analysis of the variables studied shows that in Bogotá-Colombia it is three times more frequent to classify feminicide if the cause of death is white-collar trauma compared to trauma due to a firearm projectile [OR 3.21; P 0.049] and being an independent worker reduces by 64% the probability that feminicide is typified compared to being a housewife [OR 0.34; P 0.038]. Among the main risk factors associated with feminicide that can be evidenced during a medical-legal necropsy procedure, there is an association with the following findings: events in the home (41.46%), mechanism of sharps injury (41.03) %), partner as alleged aggressor (35.71%), pattern of injuries and defense injuries (25%), and homicide associated with sexual activity (11.9%). These findings allow the expert to have statistically significant tools to support a feminicide hypothesis in the autopsy expert report.

Palabras clave : Aggressor; Feminicide; Homicide; Injury pattern.

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