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Astrid H. Heger, MD


The Use of Video Colposcopy in Sexual Assault Examinations

June 30, 2011

Over the past decade and a half there has been a standardization in the use of the colposcope for photo documentation in the evaluation of child sexual abuse cases. The use of colposcopy has become the standard of care for pre-adolescent children, and medical professionals recognize the added specific benefits of video colposcopy for the evaluation of adolescent and adult sexual assault victims.