It is vital for a victim of sexual assault to receive medical attention, regardless of his or her decision to report the crime to the police.
A forensic medical exam may be performed at a hospital or other healthcare facility, by a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) or another medical professional.
There are many ways that you can help a friend or family member who has been raped or sexually assaulted.
If a loved one has been assaulted you may have many questions and emotions on your mind. This is normal. Seeing someone you love in pain can lead to a wide range of feelings.
The following are steps you can take to help take care of yourself as you recover from the assault that you experienced.
Important steps to follow after you have been sexually assaulted from finding a safe place to being tested for STI's and pregnancy.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted or is in an abusive relationship, there are things to consider when thinking about safety.
Movies, TV shows and Talkshows that show rape, sexual assault or child sexual abuse can be very difficult for survivors to watch. Use the suggestions here to make your experiences safer.
It can be difficult to hear that a friend or loved one has been sexually assaulted. But you can have a profoundly positive impact just the by the language you use.