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Follow up of patients who have been recently sexually assaulted
  1. V Parekh,
  2. C Beaumont Brown
  1. Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Care, The Canberra Hospital, PO Box 11, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
    Vanita Parekh, FAMSAC, The Canberra Hospital, PO Box 11, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia;

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Follow up rates for victims of sexual assault have traditionally been low, ranging from 10%1 to 31%.2 Rates improved if a follow up appointment was arranged at a genitourinary medicine clinic (GUM) clinic—50% of the 70% of patients for whom an appointment was made.3

FAMSAC (Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Care) is a medical sexual assault service that has been integrated into an existing sexual health clinic for the past 19 months. A total of 114 sexual assault patients have used …

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