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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!

There are many places you can go if you need any type of help. Therefore, we have provided some contacts below if you would like someone to talk to, a place online to read up on what you can do, or would like to report an assault. 

Within RUG:


Confidential advisor RUG

Personal support advisor (only UCG)

Student Service Center psychologists & counselors

Uurwerkersgang 10, Groningen


Other resources: 

Sexual Assault Center

on-call 24/7 at 0800-0188



For all sex-related questions

0900- 7367366

Report Anonymously

How to report

Calling the police
Emergency number - 112 (free of charge)
Report a crime anonymously - 0800-7000 (free of charge)

Local police for non-emergencies - 0900-8844 (10 cents per minute)

Do you need help reporting?

No Need to Hide

At No Need to Hide, they match you up with a trained buddy, who had also experienced sexual assault in the past, to best guide you through the process. This can take many forms; talking, getting specific information, going to the doctors or the police.

Think you have contracted an STI?

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.

STI information

Common STIs

  • Chlamydia

  • Gonorrhea

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

  • Hepatitis B

  • Syphilis

  • Trichomoniasis

  • HPV

  • Herpes

Common Symptoms

  • Bumps, sores, or rashes

  • Changes in colour, smell or amount of vaginal discharge

  • Penile discharge

  • Vaginal (spotting) or rectal bleeding Pain in the genitals

  • Itching

  • 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

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