Sexual Assault

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.

Medical Treatment

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.

Counseling for Survivors
Support Groups for Survivors
Counseling and Support for Family and Friends

Emergency Department Programs

Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE)
Domestic Violence Identification and Intervention Program
Volunteer Advocacy

Call us at (212) 523-4728 to get more information about our programs or download our brochures below.

pdf icon Sexual Assault: Help for Survivors

pdf icon You Think it Doesn't Happen to Men?