First Aid as Sexual Assault

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Providing First Aid to a female may land you in jail as a sex offender. Yes, this sounds crazy, but it is the new reality in an increasing number of jurisdictions where a mere physical contact deemed unwanted by any female now constitutes sexual assault.

The following articles explains that the perils of providing first aid to females in Germany: If she dies because you didn't provide assistance, that's 1 year in jail. If she claims you touched her when you provided assistance, it's 2 years in jail: http://www.danisch.de/blog/2017/11/16/warum-es-inzwischen-oekonomisch-falsch-ist-frauen-erste-hilfe-zu-leisten/

This other article explains why females are less likely to receive CPR, with one reason being, you guessed it, males being afraid of sexual assaults claims: https://consumer.healthday.com/public-health-information-30/cpr-news-735/why-bystanders-are-less-likely-to-give-cpr-to-women-739321.html

As a matter of fact, we were previously accused for sexual assault and harassment by a female, for merely explaining the treatment of hypothermia in a wilderness environment involved skin-to-skin contact, even between different genders. This prompted the issuance of a memo in 2015 prohibiting first aid on females in California and Oregon in the U.S., and BC and Ontario in Canada. This incident was also a contributing factor is moving as of November 1, 2018 to offering courses to males only.

Original memo: http://norskk.is/bytta/policies/FemaleFirstAid.pdf

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