Intimate Partner Violence: A 30 y/o woman presents to theEmergency Department with a complaint of sexual assault by aco-worker in her office. She has no facial or body trauma, bruisingor lacerations. She is withdrawn, crying and relates feeling veryguilty about coming into the clinic but is afraid of gettingpregnant. They had begun dating a week ago, but she never believedthis man would become so aggressive.
How can you best help this woman?
What medical care should be provided?
What education will you provide to her?