n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Overview of medical management of victims of sexual abuse : prevention

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



As general medical practitioners, few of us have seen and managed rape victims on a regular basis. A major reason for this is that until recently only district surgeons saw and treated rape victims. However, if one takes the time to read the various provincial Health Departments' medical-legal services guidelines, all experienced registered health care workers may see and manage these 'types of patients'.

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