Assessing the female sexual assault survivor

Academic Article


  • Because sexual assault survivors often seek treatment in primary care settings, clinicians must be prepared to evaluate these patients in a nonjudgmental manner. The initial evaluation includes a medical and assault history. During the physical examination, physical injuries are noted and forensic evidence is collected. Treatment includes prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections and counseling referrals. This article focuses on care of the adult female sexual assault survivor. Psychosocial support, physical examination, collection of evidence, treatment, and documentation are discussed. © 0000 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
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    Author List

  • McConkey TE; Sole ML; Holcomb L
  • Start Page

  • 28
  • End Page

  • 41
  • Volume

  • 26
  • Issue

  • 7