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Current approaches to the management of adult survivors of sexual offences

M Tiemensma

Abstract


The adequate management of survivors of sexual offences is vital to ensure that both the healthcare and medicolegal needs of survivors are met. This article provides step-wise guidelines on current approaches to the management of adult survivors of sexual offences, which include the collection of evidence, medical management and treatment.


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M Tiemensma, Clinical Forensic Unit, Victoria Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Adult survivors; Sexual offences

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South African Medical Journal 2016;106(11):1071-1074. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i11.12064

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-11-02
Date published: 2016-11-02

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