4 Things You Can Do to Help a Friend Take Care of Their Health After a Sexual Assault (trigger warning)
1. Give them information on their risk reduction options.
For pregnancy, they could:
3. Go with them to the doctor, clinic, or pharmacy to get treatment and/or medication.
4. Force their rapist to get tested for STIs, and go with him/her/them (with your friend’s permission). (Note: STIs often don’t show up right away on tests, so if they got something recently it could show up as a false negative. But it’s useful information if they do test positive for something.)
Bonus thing you can do: Talk about it with them. Read 6 things to say if your friend tells you they were raped.