Clinical Forensic Medicine

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Sexual Assault Examination

  • Deborah RogersAffiliated withThe New Swindon Sanctuary Sexual Assault Referral Centre Email author 
  • , B. Martina McBrideAffiliated withForensic Science Service

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Sexual assaults create significant health and legislative problems for every society. All health professionals who have the potential to encounter victims of sexual assaults should have some understanding of the acute and chronic health problems that may ensue from an assault. However, the primary clinical forensic assessment of complainants and suspects of sexual assault should only be conducted by doctors and nurses who have acquired specialist knowledge, skills, and attitudes during theoretical and practical training.