Birth Parents Blog

The Reality of Date Rape Drugs

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 1, 2005

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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