Humanitarian Health Action

Clinical Management of Rape Survivors

15 June 2004

This guide describes best practices for clinical management of people who have been raped in emergency situations. It is intended for use by qualifi ed health-care providers in developing protocols for the management of rape survivors in emergencies, taking into account available resources, materials, and drugs, and national policies and procedures. It can also be used in planning health-care services and training health-care providers. The guide includes detailed guidance on the clinical management of women, men and children who have been raped.