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Hospital in Sweden to Launch Country’s First Rape Clinic for Male Victims

by Shirley Johanna on  June 20, 2015 at 10:40 AM Hospital News   - G J E 4
A hospital in Sweden's capital Stockholm is set to open very first emergency clinic for male rape victims.
Hospital in Sweden to Launch Country’s First Rape Clinic for Male Victims
Hospital in Sweden to Launch Country’s First Rape Clinic for Male Victims
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The South General hospital, which already offers a 24-hour walk-in center which provides urgent care for women victims, announced that it would be admitting men and boys from October as well.

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According to Swedish media report, around 370 cases of sexual assault on men or boys were reported in the country last year.

Dr Lotti Helstrom said that it was general perception that men cannot be raped, with the subject being an "extremely taboo." However, it was important for men to have equal access to emergency care, she had added.

Inger Bjorklund, a spokesperson for the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) welcomed the announcement saying that this would "contribute to the awareness of experiences of sexual abuse among men."

Source: ANI
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