Sexual Assault Information
Sexual assault is a severely under-reported crime, a reason for this -among others- is that victims of it often have feelings of responsibility or guilt. If you have been assaulted, remember, it is not your fault or responsibility, you didn't deserve this and you are not alone!
If you would like to report an assault or would like someone to talk to use these contacts
Confidential advisor RUG ~ email@example.com
Personal support advisor (only UCG) ~ Personalsupportadvisor.firstname.lastname@example.org
Student service Center psychologists & counselors
Uurwerkersgang 10, Groningen
Sexual assault center- open 24 hours ~ 0800-0188
Sense- regarding STIs and sexual health ~ 0900- 7367366
How to report a crime
Local police for non-emergencies - 0900-8844 (10 cents per minute)
For STI information and health concerns
You can contact the sexual assault center, SENSE, or your GP and you can find more information through SWEI
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Bumps, sores, or rashes
Changes in colour, smell or amount of vaginal discharge
Vaginal (spotting) or rectal bleeding Pain in the genitals
Swollen and painful lymph nodes, especially in the groin and neck
How do they test you?
Most STI tests are done using urine or blood samples but sometimes a swab sample is needed
How to get tested?
Contact your GP, SENSE or get tested privately for 40 euros. For more info visit the GGD website
When should you get tested?
• You have had sex without a barrier method, like a condom
• You have had or are planning to have sex with a new partner
• You have multiple sexual partners
• You are worried you may have been exposed to an STI
• You are pregnant
• You shared injection drug equipment
• You have symptoms
STIs can be contracted from both oral and pentrative sex and so the easiest way to protect yourself is to use protection. (Male) condoms can be used both for vaginal and anal sex or for fellatio (oral sex on the penis) while dental dams for cunnilingus and analingus (oral sex on the vulva and anus respectively). Condoms and dental dams don’t protect you 100% from STI’s but it is still worth using one. Condoms can be found in any drugstor/supermarket while dental dams are sold in sex shops or can be made out of a condom
Specifically on HIV
There are two pills, for prevention of contracting HIV, one meant to be used consistently when having unprotected sex with an infected partner and one to be taken after intercourse on a case by case basis. PrEP and PeP respectively. For more information on these contact your GP