Medical care after a sexual assault
You should have a specialized medical examination as soon as possible after a sexual assault, even if you think you do not have any physical injuries. You may have injuries of which you are not aware. It is also important to discuss with a doctor or nurse the risks of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and/or pregnancy resulting from a sexual assault and to get information on ways to deal with these risks. If you get medical care within 72 hours after a sexual assault, you may be able to receive preventive treatment for certain STIs.
Specialized medical care services may be available on your campus (e.g., in the Student Health Service) or in the community (e.g., at a hospital emergency department or a specialized clinic). Although many campus Student Health Centers do not provide sexual assault evidentiary examinations, they will refer you to an appropriate resource.
Student Health Centers usually offer on-campus, follow-up medical care, such as testing for STIs and pregnancy, and preventive treatment.