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How can I help someone who has been sexually assaulted?

You can help someone who is abused or who has been assaulted by listening and offering comfort. Go with her or him to the police, the hospital, or to counseling. Reinforce the message that she or he is not at fault and that it is natural to feel angry and ashamed.
This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.
Angela Lowery
Family Medicine
You can help someone who has been sexually assaulted by listening and providing support. Do not be critical. Help them to understand it is not their fault. Assist them to hospital and proper authorities. Provide comfort by letting them know you are there for them. 

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