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Examination after sexual offence or rape

The examination of women after a sexual offence consists of detailed documentation and the assessment of injuries, securing evidence, the prevention of an unwanted pregnancy as well as an infection with sexual transmitted diseases (like Aids and Hepatitis), laboratory investigations (for example concerning alcohol and drug influence), psychosocial aid and clinical therapy. The women should be psychologically supported concerning posttraumatic stress disorder. The investigation and interpretation of the genital and extragenital injuries as well as the securing of evidence requires professional experience. The aim of this article is to communicate an understanding of the basics and the fundamental procedures particularly to resi - dent doctors, who work far from an Institute of Forensic Medicine.

The article provides help for the examination of patients over the age of 14 years. In younger victims, the study findings and interpretation should be left to colleagues who have specialized in the examination of children.

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Sexual offence, rape, physical examination, gynecological examination, securing evidence

Juliana Reiser1, 2, Dragana Seifert2
1 Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universität Zürich, Zürich
2Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universitätsklinikum
Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg
Reviewer: Sibylle Banaschak, Köln
und Christiane Tennhardt, Berlin

Reiser J, Seifert D. Untersuchung ... Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2011; 7(3): 242-255 publiziert 30.11.11 ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2011 ISSN 1614-8533