Gender, equity and human rights

Guidelines for medico-legal care for victims of sexual violence

WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health; WHO Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability

Publication details

Number of pages: 144
Languages: English
Publication date: January 2003
ISBN: 92 4 154628 X



The guidelines aim to improve professional health services for all individuals who have been victims of sexual violence by providing health care workers with the knowledge and skills that are necessary for the management of victims; standards for the provision of both health care and forensic services to victims; and guidance on the establishment of health care and forensic services for victims.