Women who fall over with a coronary heart assault could also be left unaided – as men are too afraid to give CPR in case they are accused of sexual assault.
Researchers from the University of Colorado surveyed folks on their attitudes in the wake of the #MeToo motion.
Interviewees mentioned (amongst different issues) that they feared being accused of inappropriate touching or sexual assault, the researchers discovered.
Men had been twice as possible to cite this worry as a motive for not administering CPR, the researchers discovered.
Study lead writer Sarah Perman of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, mentioned: ‘The penalties of all of these main themes is that women will doubtlessly obtain no CPR or delays in initiation of CPR.
‘While these are actual fears the public holds, it is important to realise that CPR is lifesaving and should be rendered to collapsed individuals regardless of gender, race or ethnicity.’
Administering CPR for the time being of a coronary heart assault roughly triples a person’s possibilities of surviving, the researchers mentioned.