IF YOU HAVE JUST BEEN RAPED

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If you have just been Raped or Sexually Assaulted

  • Try to be somewhere that feels safe.
  • Keep warm and drink plenty of fluids.
  • If possible, see if a friend or someone you trust can be with you.
  • Have any injuries treated by your doctor or at a hospital.
  • If you think you would like to report the incident to the police, you can contact the police directly 101 or 999 if relevant, phone the RCS Helpline 08088 01 03 02 or speak to your local rape crisis centre- FRASAC 01592 642336. If you do want to report the assault, contact the police so they can arrange a forensic examination as soon as possible. They will want to get as much evidence as possible. So, don’t wash, eat or drink.
  • If you change your clothes, put them in a bag to give to the police.
  • Tell the police if you think you may have been drugged or your drink ‘spiked’. They will arrange for blood and urine tests.
  • You might not feel like reporting now, but you might in time. So keep the clothes you were wearing at the time of the assault, don’t wash them and put them in a plastic bag.
  • If you wash yourself, use safe products, not household cleaning products as they can be harmful.
  • If there is a possibility of pregnancy you may want to take the morning after pill (up to 72 hours after) or have a coil fitted (up to 5 days after). You can buy emergency contraception at a pharmacy.
  • Or you can go to your Family Planning Clinic, genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinic or GP.
  • If you are worried about sexually transmitted infections, you can have fully confidential advice and treatment from your nearest GUM clinic. You do not need a letter from your doctor. You don’t have to give the clinic your real name.
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RAPE CRISIS HELPLINE: 08088 01 03 02 available daily 6pm till midnight
Scottish Charity No. SC033050

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