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Updated Guidelines for Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide health care providers in the United States with updated guidelines to the 2005 U.S. Department of Health…

National

Emergency Contraception for Adolescents and Young Adults: Guidance for Health Care Professionals

Background With improvements in the accessibility and range of contraceptive options available to female adolescents and young adult women, there have been dramatic declines in…

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Interpretation of Medical Findings in Suspected Child Sexual Abuse: An Update for 2018

Abstract Most sexually abused children will not have signs of genital or anal injury, especially when examined nonacutely. A recent study reported that only 2.2%…

National

The Challenging Pelvic Examination

Abstract While there is a large body of evidence on the effectiveness of Pap smears for cervical cancer screening and on screening…

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Making Sense of Forensic Genetics: What can DNA tell you about a crime?

This guide is designed to introduce professional and public audiences to the use of DNA in criminal investigations; to understand what DNA can and can’t…

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Non-Fatal Strangulation Documentation Toolkit

Download the Strangulation Toolkit for detailed guidance on assessment techniques, documentation, and evidence collection. Access sample documents such as discharge instructions and policies/procedures. You are invited to…

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Survivor Speaking Tips

Telling your story of sexual violence can be incredibly empowering. Breaking the silence, for some, is a major milestone in their healing. For others, it…

National

The Sexual Assault Advocate’s Guide to the Media, Communications, and Public Relations

Introduction We are all aware that communicating is central to our work and our lives. Providing and receiving information helps us make educated decisions and…

National

Reporting on Sexual Violence: A guide for journalists

Why a Guide for Journalists? Journalists play an important role by informing the public about the significant impact of sexual violence in our communities. This…

Minnesota

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota Executive Summary

This report marks the first time that the Minnesota Department of Health has collected data regarding the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on the…