Profile of Infanticide at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Medicolegal RSUD Dr. Soetomo

Alfi Amelinda • H. Hoediyanto • Viskasari P. Kalanjati P. Kalanjati Kalanjati
Journal article eJournal Kedokteran Indonesia • April 2018

Abstract

Infanticide is the murder of a baby by the mother at birth or shortly after birth. The aim of this study is to describe the number and detail of the cause of death, the area where the victim was found and the gender of the victims of infanticide cases recorded in The Department of Forensic Medicine and Medicolegal (IKFML) FK UNAIR, RSUD Dr. Soetomo, Surabaya from January 2013 - December 2015. This is an observasional analysis study, which describe the number and detail of the cause of death, the area where the victim was found and the gender of the victims. The data are presented in tables and diagrams to give clear explanation of the big picture of the infanticide amongst other child’s homecide (Microsoft Excel, 2007). There are 49 child’s homecides recorded with 25 of them have clear data of victim’s age. Among the latest, only 8 cases have a positive and lung float test. The most alleged mechanism of death is asphyxiation. The victims were found mostly from South Surabaya.

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