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Sexual Assault Nursing Examiner services available for students

Published on Monday, August 29, 2016

Survivors of sexual assault in Mount Pleasant will no longer have to find transportation to get specialized medical treatment.

A community partnership between the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, Central Michigan University, McLaren-Central Michigan and Women's Aid Service has reinstated the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program at McLaren-Central Michigan, providing services to people 12 years or older.

After someone has been sexually assaulted, the person can go to McLaren-Central Michigan for treatment relating to their assault, which includes emergency contraception, trauma response, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, forensic medical care and referral to further support services such as counseling.

If these services are not administered by a SANE nurse, there is a possibility they could be administered inappropriately and ineffectively, said CMU Police Lt. Larry Klaus.

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