Sexual assault can happen to anyone and is never the victim's fault.
If you or someone you know is the victim of sexual assault, UPMC emergency rooms can give you support and care.
Seeking care for sexual assault right away is crucial.
You may need treatment for injuries, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), or pregnancy.
Even if you don't want evidence collected or to file a police report, caring for your health is vital.
To seek care after an assault, go to the ER as soon as you can.
Try not to:
You can say no to any part of the exam that you're not comfortable with.
When you're at the ER:
In Allegheny County, you can ask the ER staff to call the Pittsburgh Action Against Rape at 1-866-363-7273. They'll send an in-person advocate to meet you at the hospital.
To find your county's rape crisis center, visit Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
If you've been the victim of assault, do not hesitate to get help. Call 911 or go to the nearest ER.
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