Child Sexual Abuse in Emergency Medicine Medication

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Ann S Botash, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

Antibiotics to prevent sexually transmitted diseases may be considered depending on the circumstances of abuse. For more information, see CDC Treatment Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Prophylactic antibiotics in prepubertal sexually abused children are indicated in rare cases.

Prophylactic antibiotics may be given to pubertal sexually abused children after an acute assault.

Use of postassault pregnancy prevention options should be discussed with the pubertal sexual assault victim.