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Getting Help

Why You Should Receive Medical Attention After an Assault:

It is important to seek medical attention right away after a sexual assault. Even though you may feel fine physically, your body may be unaware and numb or in a state of shock, so it's essential to seek medical care as soon as possible. Even if there are no visible signs of physical injury, your need for treatment is and should be considered as an emergency. Taking care of your own health under these circumstances is a key step in your healing process.

By seeking medical help you will be able to:

  • Be examined and treated for injuries
  • Be tested for exposure to STDs
  • Be tested for pregnancy
  • Be able to discuss ways in which you can reduce the risk of pregnancy
  • Collect evidence in case you decide to report the assault to the police

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