get yourself to a safe place as soon as possible and call:-
These services are free, confidential and available 24 hours a day. They can help you by providing referral to free:-
If you’re thinking of reporting the attack to the police, it’s best not to change your clothes, comb your hair or wash yourself. This may remove evidence.
If you decide to have a medical examination, the medical officer:-
If you think you may be at risk of pregnancy, you could talk to a doctor about emergency contraception.
Remember, no one asks or deserves to be a victim of sexual violence. If you were attacked or abused, you are not to blame.
The after-effects of a trauma can be painful and confusing. You may find it helpful to:-
Services are available to help you deal with the short-term and long-term effects of sexual violence.
Counselling and support -
For free counselling or support, contact the National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line on 1800 737 732 or a sexual assault service for your area - see Links To More Information And Phone Numbers For Australia
Text © The State of Queensland 2012, About Sexual Abuse and Assault : getting help,https://www.qld.gov.au/community/getting-support-health-social-issue/sexual-abuse-assault-getting-help.htm Last updated: 17 September, 2012; Viewed 26 October, 2012.
© S. D. Goeldner, 2012. Last updated June, 2016.
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