DIY Rape Kit Draws Fire

A Brooklyn company is marketing an at-home rape kit—a variety of swabs and a container to collect saliva—that allows users to gather samples to deliver to a police station or university Title IX office.
But critics note that DNA collection is a small part of a sexual assault forensic exam, which also includes STI testing and treatment, pregnancy prevention options and referral to counseling.
While the MeToo Kit is not yet available for purchase, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has issued a cease-and-desist letter to the company, saying that evidence collected by users might not be admissible in court.


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