What to do if I have been recently assaulted?

After a sexual assault, it’s hard to know how to react. You may be physically hurt, emotionally drained, or unsure what to do next. It’s hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are.

Consider Getting Medical Attention

A sexual assault medical forensic exam is a free medical examination to provide medical treatment and collect evidence up to 5 days after a sexual assault. The exam is completed by a healthcare provider with specialized training called a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE).

If you seek a medical forensic exam you can receive medical treatment for injuries and trauma, access to preventative treatment for sexually transmitted infections, HIV, or pregnancy, and preserve evidence to give you time to decide whether you would like to report the crime.


Please know that you’re not alone.

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