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Sexual assault support services

If you think you have been sexually assaulted (this may be rape or another form of unwanted sexual contact) we can provide confidential advice, support and medical care.

We can offer the following services where appropriate:

  • Emotional support and advice
  • STI testing and management
  • HIV risk assessment and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEPSE)
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Emergency contraception and ongoing contraception
  • Pregnancy testing

We do NOT perform forensic examinations to collect evidence following a sexual assault, but we can help to organise this for you at a Sexual Assault Referral Centre. We can also support you with reporting the assault to the police, if you wish to do so. If you report a sexual assault to the police and you attend our services, there is a possibility that the police may request a copy of the notes from your visit as part of the process of gathering evidence.

If you have been sexually assaulted within the last 7 days and are considering having a forensic examination to collect evidence, it is best to avoid washing and brushing teeth or drinking hot or fizzy drinks as these activities may destroy DNA evidence. Try to keep all the clothes, underwear and sanitary wear you were wearing at the time and since the assault.

Contact us for an urgent telephone consultation; you will then be given a clinic appointment if necessary.

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