Medical care and police
If you are in danger call 911 immediately
An individual who experiences sexual assault or any other form of interpersonal violence is strongly encouraged to seek medical assistance. Even if you feel fine, seek assistance if you think you may be at risk for injury, pregnancy or infection. Police and forensic nurse examiners are in the best position to secure evidence of a crime. All physical evidence should be collected immediately, ideally within the first 24 hours. You can preserve evidence in the following ways: do not wash your face and hands, brush teeth or bathe; do not eat or drink; do not douche; and if you change clothes, keep them in a paper bag.