What to do if you are raped
- Go to a safe place.
- Tell someone you trust.
- Seek support, help and medical attention as soon as possible. Prompt
medical attention can assure your physical well-being, and minimize your
risks of becoming pregnant or contracting a sexually transmitted disease
as a result of the rape. In order to be most effective, medical attention
should be received within 48 hours of the assault.
- If possible, do not shower or wash, change your clothes, eat or drink, or
go to the bathroom. Even if you have cleaned up or changed your clothes, you
should still seek medical attention and can still have some evidence collected.
Go to the Health Center or hospital as soon as possible and wear or bring with
you the clothes you were wearing at the time of the rape.
- Refer to the list of campus and community support options.
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