Secondary Transfer of Semen
Mette Pagh Schou*
Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mette Pagh Schou
University of Southern Denmark
Institute of Forensic Medicine
J.B. Winsløws Vej 17B, Odense C, DK-5000, Denmark
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Received date: September 06, 2014; Accepted date: October 22, 2014; Published date: October 26, 2014
Citation: Schou MP (2014) Secondary Transfer of Semen. J Forensic Res 5:250. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000250
Copyright: © 2014 Schou MP. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A case is described of a three year old girl who had been treated for urinary tract infections during a longer period. At one incident erythrocytes and spermatozoa were found in the girl’s urine. The mother explained that she had intercourse with her husband early in the morning, and that she used a menstrual cup. As she was emptying the cup during toilet visit with the girl, she had blood on her fingers. When the girl urinated, the urine also touched the mother’s fingers thus washing some of the blood including spermatozoa from the intercourse down into the urine sample. The forensic examination, including DNA-profiling of blood and semen, did not contradict this explanation. No other possible cause was found for this contamination with erythrocytes and semen in the girl’s urine. Child abuse was highly unlikely.