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Thursday, 18 June 2015

#OH GOD! Sweden to open first emergency rape clinic for men

A hospital in Stockholm is to open Sweden’s first emergency clinic for male rape victims.

The South General hospital already has a walk-in centre which provides urgent care for women who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

But it announced on Wednesday that it would be admitting men and boys from October.

Some 370 cases of sexual assault on men or boys were reported in Sweden last year, Swedish media report.

The hospital already runs a 24-hour emergency service for female rape victims, providing access to doctors, midwives, nurses, psychologists and social workers.

A spokesperson for the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education welcomed the announcement.

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