Sexual assault is any forced or unwanted sexual activity, including rape, incest, sexual abuse, and molestation. Sexual assault includes situations where force, violence, or weapons are used as well as situations where the victim is too intoxicated or scared to give consent.
It is very important to get medical treatment as soon as possible after a sexual assault.
At the St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital Emergency Departments, we have a Sexual Assault Response Team including Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners and Volunteer Advocates who are trained to provide the most comprehensive and sensitive treatment for survivors of sexual assault, whether male or female. Our emergency room services include follow-up preventative treatment for potential HIV exposure and other STDs as well as forensic evidence collection in case you decide to report the sexual assault to the police.
By most estimates, 5-10% of sexual assaults committed in the United States involve male victims. Sexual assault against men can happen by a stranger, a group of strangers or someone the victim knows. Some attackers use weapons, physical force, or the threat of force while others may use blackmail, or alcohol/drugs to prevent victims from fighting back.
No matter how it occurs, it can have lasting emotional consequences.
Emergency Department Programs
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