ABSTRACT: Reproductive-aged victims of sexual assault are at risk of unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and mental health conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder. Health care providers should screen routinely for a history of sexual assault and offer victims both emergency contraception and sexually transmitted infection prophylaxis. The health care provider who examines victims of sexual assault has a responsibility to comply with state and local statutory or policy requirements for the use of evidence-gathering kits.
Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women: This information should not be construed as dictating an exclusive course of treatment or procedure to be followed.
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Sexual assault. Committee Opinion No. 592. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:905–9.