In this episode of Women's Health Wednesday series in Back to Health, Rama Rao, M.D. discusses sexual assault awareness month observed in April. She highlights the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program at Weill Cornell Medicine, which is one of several hospital-based programs in New York City offering state-of-the-art forensic and medical services to survivors of sexual assault. Medical providers in the SAFE Program work side by side with social work staff and/or volunteer advocates in the Victim Intervention Program to provide compassionate and specialized medical care, forensic examination and documentation, and crisis counseling in the Adult, Pediatric, and Psychiatric Emergency Departments.
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