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Sexual Assault

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any kind of sexual activity that you do not agree to. 

It can include:

  • Inappropriate touching
  • Vaginal, oral or anal penetration that you have said no to
  • Rape
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection

Sexual assault can happen to men or women of any age. The attacker may be male or female, a stranger or someone you know, and a sexual assault can take place anywhere, including in your home or workplace.

Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don’t be afraid to get help.
If you’ve recently been sexually assaulted.

Have you been sexually assaulted? 

If you've been sexually assaulted there are services that can help you.

You don’t have to report the assault to police if you don’t want to. Other services and organisations won’t insist that you do. However, it is important to get medical help as soon as possible because you may be at risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.

If you get help immediately after the assault, try not to wash or change your clothes. This may destroy forensic evidence that could be important if you do decide to report the assault to the police.

For more information and support please visit Juniper Lodge.

Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust Providing Sexual Health Services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Services commissioned by Leicester City and Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils.
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