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  • Writer's pictureDr. Steven Horwitz

Studies show women are less likely to get CPR help from a stranger than men

"People are less likely to perform CPR for women than men who are experiencing cardiac arrest, according to two studies presented at the American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium.

Why might this be?

  • Fear of inappropriate touching

  • Fear of being accused of sexual assault or sexual harassment

  • Fear of injuring a woman

  • Poor recognition of cardiac arrest in women

  • The belief that breasts make CPR more difficult

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