Clinical practice. Care of the adult patient after sexual assault.

@article{Linden2011ClinicalPC,
  title={Clinical practice. Care of the adult patient after sexual assault.},
  author={Judith A. Linden},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={365 9},
  pages={
          834-41
        }
}
  • J. Linden
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
This article reviews the treatment of patients presenting for care after sexual assault, including guidance for evidence collection in case of prosecution, psychological support for the victim, and prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. 
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