Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Sexual Assault Treatment

Serious injuries are taken care of first, followed by collection of evidence and non-urgent treatment. The treatment of sexual assault requires a team approach. Additional treatment for a sexual assault victim may include wound care, oral contraceptives, medications for sexually transmitted disease, sexual assault counseling, and mental health counseling.

Initial treatment for a sexual assault victim includes:

  • Call 911 right away.
  • Do not bathe, change clothes or brush your teeth.
  • Place clothes in a paper bag for the police:
    • Do not use a plastic bag.

Additional treatment for a sexual assault victim includes:

Continue to Sexual Assault Warning Signs

Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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