Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
MATTAR, Rosiane et al. Multidisciplinary care for victims of sexual assault: the experience at the Federal University in São Paulo, Brazil. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2007, vol.23, n.2, pp.459-464. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2007000200023.
This article discusses the importance of multidisciplinary care for victims of sexual assault in order to mitigate the respective physical, psychological, and social harm. The article begins with a brief description of the activities by various professionals involved in the care of victims treated at the Women's Health Center of the Federal University in São Paulo, and presents the outcome of some cases treated at this institution in its five years of experience. The article provides the socio-demographic profile of female rape victims since the beginning of this women's health service, with the number of women who became pregnant, those who underwent abortion, and the number of court suits filed.
Keywords : Sexual Assault; Rape; Violence Against Women; Assistance.