Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Assault Sexual Overview

Another name for Assault Sexual is Sexual Assault.

What is sexual assault?
A person who is a victim of sexual assault has been forced to perform sexual acts against her or his will. About 1 out of 6 women is sexually assaulted during her lifetime. About 1 out of 33 men is sexually assaulted during his lifetime.

What are the symptoms of sexual assault?
Physical symptoms of a sexual assault may include anal injury, vaginal injury, penile injury, skin injury, abdominal injury, chest injury, head injury, arm injury, and leg injury. Psychological symptoms of a sexual assault may include anxiety, fear, guilt, and depression.

How does the doctor treat sexual assault?
Treatment for a sexual assault victim may include wound care, oral contraceptives, medications for sexually transmitted disease, sexual assault counseling, and mental health counseling.

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Last Updated: Aug 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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