DSAC has several brochures available for patients. They attempt to answer some of the many questions you may have and can be a good first step towards seeing someone who can help. These brochures are available to be downloaded for free or can be purchased utilising the DSAC publications order form.
Brochure 1: GOING TO THE DOCTOR
Information for families and children on the medical care and assessment of sexual abuse and assault.
Brochure 2: MEDICAL CARE FOR ADULTS AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULT
IMPORTANT: If you have been sexually assaulted please try NOT to eat, drink, wash, comb your hair, use the toilet or change your clothing UNTIL you have had a medical examination. Valuable medical evidence left by your assailant could easily be destroyed. If you should choose (now or later) to report the assault to the police, this evidence could be very important.
Brochure 3: SURVIVING SEXUAL ASSAULT
What is sexual assault? Rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse all have one thing in common. One person has, or tries to have, some form of sex with another person who does not want it - a person who does not consent. Sometimes, this person is not capable of consenting - for example, a child or an intellectually handicapped person or someone who is too drunk to know what is happening.
Brochure 4: HELP FOR CHILDREN
In this brochure we will attempt to answer some of the early questions that you may have. What is child sexual abuse or assault? Sexual abuse, assault and rape all involve an older person imposing sexual acts on a child. Sexual assault and rape often involve the use of physical force, and may happen on only one occasion. Sexual abuse is more likely to be repeated over a period of time.
Other Resources (Non-DSAC Publications)
Te Puaruruhau Hymen Pamphlet
- What is a hymen?
- Can horse riding, tampon use and gymnastics change the hymen?
- What does virginity have to do with a hymen?
- Can you tell if someone has had sex by looking at the hymen?
Rape Prevention Education
Further excellent and free resources are available on the Rape Prevention Education website and these include information on the following:
- Services Offered
- Partner Rape
- Understanding Sexual Abuse
- You and Your Child - Information for parents about sexual abuse
- The Sexual Abuse Of Males
- Drug Rape
- Supporting A Survivor - Information for those supporting a survivor of sexual abuse or rape
- Date Rape
- After Sexual Violence - Information about effects and options
- Reporting To The Police