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Management of acute adult sexual assault

Jacqueline K Mein,*†, Cheryn M Palmer,†, Meon Carol Shand,*, David J Templeton,*†, Vanita Parek,*, Margaret Mobbs,*†, Kay Haig,*, Sarah E Huffam and Lyndall Young
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (5): 226-230.

1: Clinical definition of adult male or female sexual assault6

a) Penetration of the vulva (beyond the labia majora) and/or anus by a penis or any other object, and/or penetration of the mouth by a penis

and

b) Without the consent of the person

Jacqueline K Mein,*†, MB BS, FACSHP, MAE, Senior Medical Officer.1
Cheryn M Palmer,†, BMed, MMed, FACSHP, Senior Medical Officer.
Meon Carol Shand,*, MB ChB, FRNZCGP, FACSHP, Sexual Health Physician.3
David J Templeton,*†, MB ChB, DipVen, Medical Coordinator.
Vanita Parek,*, MB ChB, FACSHP, DRANZCOG, DipVenDFFP, Sexual Health Physician.
Margaret Mobbs,*†, MB ChB, DipVen, Visiting Medical Officer.
Kay Haig,*, MB BS, FACSHP, Sexual Health Physician.7
Sarah E Huffam, MB BS, FRACP, Infectious Diseases Physician8
Lyndall Young, MB BS, DFFP, Medical Director
0 Princess Alexandra Sexual Health, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
1 Infectious Diseases Department, HIV/Sexual Health, Nambour General Hospital, Nambour, QLD.
2 Karori, Wellington, New Zealand.
3 Eastern and Central Sexual Assault Service, Sydney, NSW.
4 Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Care, Woden, ACT.
5 Brisbane Sexual Assault Service, Royal Women's Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
6 Dolls House Sexual Health Clinic, Cairns, QLD.
7 AIDS/STD Unit, Darwin, NT.
8 Yarrow Place Sexual Assault Service, Adelaide, SA.
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