A 47-year-old member asked:
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if someone goes to the em claiming to have been sexual assaulted can the m.d. determine physical "evidence of trauma"?

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Dr. Luke Kane
Dr. Luke Kane answered
4 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Assult patterns: Bruising and other traumatic injury from sexual assault may cause specific patterns that able to to recognized by a medical professional.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes, if is evidence: Md can recognize any cuts, tears or bruising. Should also use swabs to collect possible dna evidence from any semen present. Dna evidence can not be denied other than perpetrator claiming consensual sex.
Answered on Mar 12, 2013

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