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Sexual assault 

Sexual assault
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Sexual assault
Author(s):

Sambit Mukhopadhyay

, Edward Morris

, and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651399.003.0084
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date: 26 January 2021

This chapter covers the incidence of sexual assault in the UK, and the definition of assault by the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (UK). It discusses acute and delayed presentation, and the importance of early involvement of a sexual assault referral centre. Guidance is provided on initial assessment, history-taking, examination, and considerations for forensic samples.

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