Sexual violence is a global problem. Most of the literature on rape and sexual assault is retrospective, but we aim to provide an evidence based review of their management. Rape and sexual assault are common, particularly among young women although men and children may also be assaulted. People who have been sexually assaulted often seek medical help but may not disclose the assault. Management includes treatment of injuries; emergency contraception; prevention of infections, including HIV; and psychosocial support. A minority of people after assault have significant and disabling persistent symptoms that require specialist intervention and active treatment. Optimal acute management is the provision of all necessary services in one place and in a sensitive, safe, and forensically secure environment. We also took account of the Cochrane review of interventions for emergency contraception and for trauma related symptoms and the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder.
What to do if you've been raped
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What is the initial management?
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