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Hadassah Medical Organization’s Bat Ami Center for Victims of Sexual Abuse was established in 2009. Open 24 hours a day the center consists of a team of physicians, nurses, social workers, and lawyers who have been carefully trained to deal with the trauma of abuse in both adults and children. Before the Center was established in 2009, victims had to go to the general emergency room, where they were often forced to wait much too long. The primary goal of the treatment at the Bat Ami Center is to return control to the victim. The person who has been assaulted decides whether to be examined by a gynecologist, to allow the collection of forensic evidence, or to press charges.

Our guest in this episode; Dr. Dvora Bauman MD, Director of the Bat Ami Center discusses the current state of sexual abuse, #metoo, and how her philosophy of care is a bit different than what many people might be used to seeing for victims of sexual abuse.

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