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Most injuries and traces can be determined in the first hours and days after the crime. In this way, stressful late or long-term consequences can be limited. However, medical treatment is also useful at any later point in time and is in the interest of those affected. Therefore, there should be no hesitation in seeking medical care - even if there are no visible injuries. The medical examination can be performed immediately after the act in the gynecological outpatient clinic of a clinic or a few days later in a gynecological practice.
Accompaniment to the examination
Depending on how affected persons are, the presence of close relatives or trusted persons can be very helpful for you. An accompanying person is not always allowed to accompany patients into the examination room - but they can take part in the information session and also provide mental support for patients.
Affected persons should report what has happened as precisely as possible in conversation with the medical professionals so that they can form a picture of possible injuries - and examine and care for them comprehensively. The healthcare professionals are bound by medical confidentiality. They will not decide anything over the head of the person concerned or against their will - even the police may not be informed if the person concerned does not wish it. There is no duty to report to the medical profession. Affected persons should consult with them as to how they wish to proceed.
Examination and doctor's letter
In Hesse, the investigation is carried out according to a guideline that provides for the following steps:
- Informational interview
- Physical examination
- Genital examination
- Clarification of measures for health protection (vaccinations for open wounds, disinfecting suppositories, etc.)
- if required, affected persons receive a doctor's letter for necessary further treatment.
Separate consent is required for the collection of blood and urine for testing for HIV, hepatitis (B+C) or for a pregnancy test. The swab for testing for sexually transmitted diseases should be analyzed promptly. If the suspicion of an infection is confirmed or if further treatment is required, those affected will receive a doctor's letter for further treatment. The costs of the examination can usually be covered by the health insurance. If further costs are incurred, the patient will be informed before the examination and treatment begin so that he or she can agree or refuse.