After a Sexual Assault: What To Do

This article, written by Sonia Hovelson, MD, Lisa Scheiman, CNM, and Mark Pearlman, MD argues that OB/Gynes have a responsibility to screen patients for sexual assault and to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment. You may access the complete article by clicking HERE.

Their “Quick Take” is as follows:

  • Documentation should focus only on the history as given by the survivor and objective findings on examination;
  • Rape kits can be collected for forensic use as late as 7 days after and an assault, depending on the jurisdiction;
  • Do not try to piece together a makeshift rape kit in your office.

Access the article HERE.

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