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'It was mentally traumatizing': Sexual violence survivors call for one-stop crisis centers at Hong Kong public hospitals

from Hong Kong Free Press

The aftermath was almost as traumatic as the incident itself. After Miu was sexually assaulted, she spent 13 long hours with emergency services. A social worker from local sexual violence crisis center RainLily had accompanied her to the police first where, for eight hours, she recalled the incident in painful detail. Then, she was shuffled on to the emergency department for two hours for medical treatment, followed by an hour with police to locate the perpetrator. But her ordeal was far from over. She then spent an additional two hours being probed by forensic medical examiners, and another hour at the hospital for a final clinical check-up. more


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