Sexual Violence can have serious medical and health consequences for the victim and her family. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) tab explains the key role of the SANE in a coordinated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART); SANE certification; and the SANE Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE).
Information and resources about the major sexually transmitted diseases is contained in the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) tab.
The HIPAA and Subpoenas tab contains information about confidentiality, court orders, subpoenas, and discovery requests.
Thetab has information and resources about the myriad adverse health consequences associated with sexual violence including general physical injuries arising from the assault; genital injuries; gynecological complications; bleeding; infection; pelvic pain; pelvic inflammatory disease; infertility; and urinary tract infections. It is important to note that victims of sexual assault are more likely than the general population to suffer from chronic diseases, depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, and gastrointestinal diseases as a result of their trauma.
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