At the hospital, you may be offered the following options:
Some hospitals participate in the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, or SANE, Program. At a SANE hospital, the sexual assault exam is done by a nurse with specialized training in the medical and forensic/legal needs of sexual assault survivors. Learn more about the SANE program and locate a SANE hospital in your area.
This project was supported by Grant #2009-WF-AX-0014 awarded by the Violence Against Women Grants Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety & Security Office of Grants & Research and subgranted to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Points of view in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice or the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Programs Division.