Medical and forensic evaluation of the adolescent after sexual assault

Kristen Bechtel*, Meta Carroll

*Corresponding author for this work

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The emergency department evaluation of the adolescent sexual assault victim must be a coordinated effort of medical and psychological services provided in a private and protective environment. The goals of this evaluation include provision of emotional support for the victim, documentation and treatment of injuries, detection and prophylaxis of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy, forensic evidence collection, communication with law enforcement and social services agencies, and referral for medical and psychological follow-up care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-46
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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