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==Initial Examination==
 
==Initial Examination==
  
===Setting===
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===Manuals===
The setting for the initial examination of a rape survivor should be a quiet, private place with sufficient lighting and a comfortable bed. The examination itself should be carried out in a non-threatening manner. Any medical doctor can conduct the examination. A female doctor is preferable, but if one is not available a male doctor should conduct the examination with a female chaperone.  If the rape survivor is a minor, a parent, guardian or other trusted person should be in the room during the examination.  The examination should be conducted without delay, because evidence is lost with time.  The law currently states that the sexual assault survivor does not require an FIR from police to receive a rape examination, and any medical institution which the survivor approaches (whether public or private) is required to perform treatment as well as documentation <ref> http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1214266/ </ref>
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* [http://www.cehat.org/go/uploads/Publications/R83Manual.pdf CEHAT Manual for Medical Examination of Sexual Assault]
 
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* [http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/violence/med_leg_guidelines/en/index.html WHO Guidelines for Medico-legal Care for Victims of Sexual Violence]
See also, Rape trauma syndrome
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[[Image:Treating_rape_flowchart.png]]
 
[[Image:Treating_rape_flowchart.png]]
  
 
''Source: CEHAT Manual for Medical Examination of Sexual Assault pg 8''
 
''Source: CEHAT Manual for Medical Examination of Sexual Assault pg 8''
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==Resources for survivors of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence==
 
==Resources for survivors of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence==
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'''National Police Helpline - 181'''
  
 
'''Delhi'''
 
'''Delhi'''
* Police Helpline Numbers - '''181 , 011-2337-0557'''
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* Police Helpline Number - 011-2337-0557
 
* [http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/delhicrisiscenters.pdf Contact details of designated Crises Information Centers]
 
* [http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/delhicrisiscenters.pdf Contact details of designated Crises Information Centers]
 
* NGOs
 
* NGOs
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'''Bangalore'''
 
'''Bangalore'''
* Police Helpline Number - '''1091'''
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* Police Helpline Number - 1091
 
* NGOs
 
* NGOs
 
** [http://vimochana.in/ Vimochana]
 
** [http://vimochana.in/ Vimochana]
 
** [http://www.mahiladakshatasamiti.org/ Mahila Dakshata Samiti]
 
** [http://www.mahiladakshatasamiti.org/ Mahila Dakshata Samiti]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.cehat.org/go/uploads/Publications/R83Manual.pdf CEHAT Manual for Medical Examination of Sexual Assault]
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* [http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2013/01/10/how-to-report-a-rape-in-india/ How To Report A Rape In India - Wall Street Journal India, 10 January 2013]
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* [http://www.firstpost.com/india/doctors-to-cops-heres-the-horror-of-rape-examination-in-india-577953.html Doctors to cops: the horror of rape examination in India - First Post 4 January 2013]
 
* [http://www.hrw.org/node/92724 Dignity On Trial] - Report by [http://www.hrw.org Human Rights Watch] critiquing current practices of forensic examination of rape victims in India.
 
* [http://www.hrw.org/node/92724 Dignity On Trial] - Report by [http://www.hrw.org Human Rights Watch] critiquing current practices of forensic examination of rape victims in India.
* [http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/violence/med_leg_guidelines/en/index.html WHO Guidelines for Medico-legal Care for Victims of Sexual Violence]
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==

Revision as of 23:03, 13 January 2013

Sexual assault and rape can have long-lasting emotional, physical, and social effects on survivors, and are a violation of a person's human rights. Health care workers are often a first point of contact for survivors of sexual assault and rape, and it is the responsibility of the health care worker to provide emotional support and first aid, as well as collection of evidence for the prosecution of perpetrators.

Contents

Initial Examination

Manuals

Treating rape flowchart.png

Source: CEHAT Manual for Medical Examination of Sexual Assault pg 8


Resources for survivors of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence

National Police Helpline - 181

Delhi


Mumbai

Bangalore


External links


Notes


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