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Sexual assault

Rape or sexual assault can happen in many different ways,

and the person who does it can be anyone from a complete stranger to someone close to you. It doesn’t matter how you’re dressed, whether you’ve drunk alcohol or taken drugs, it’s never your fault!

Everyone who’s been sexually assaulted, go to the specialised emergency department at Södersjukhuset as soon as possible. It is called Akutmottagningen för våldtagna and is located at Södersjukhuset (details below).

What to do?

Go to the specialised emergency department (Akutmottagningen för våldtagna). If you have physical injuries, they’ll be treated there. If you want to make a police report and haven’t already done so, the police will be called. Don’t forget that you can always register an assault afterwards, but it may make the police investigation more difficult. At the emergency department you’ll be offered an examination. It’s voluntary but recommended not only for your health, but also so that any evidence can be recorded.

Worth considering

Many people feel they want to shower after an assault. If you haven’t already taken a shower, avoid doing so as it makes it harder to secure evidence. Bring the clothes you were wearing at the time. There may be traces on them, even if you can’t see them.

  • Södersjukhuset, Södermalm, Sjukhusbacken 10.
  • Central switchboard: 08-123 610 00.
  • Akutmottagning för Våldtagna, H. Cederströms gata 5, lift E, 4th floor
  • Phone: 08-123 64 670.

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