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Here you will find relevant medical information for those affected by domestic violence and information from forensic medicine.

Information for affected persons

You should definitely get a medical examination, even if there are no visible injuries.

Even if you cannot immediately decide to file a report, it is important to immediately secure possible evidence of the crime (e.g. semen, documentation of injuries). These can serve as important evidence for a later report.

There may also be traces on your clothing that should be secured.

There are certain points you can pay attention to:

  • Seek a medical examination so that your injuries can be treated. Point out any possible injuries.
  • Complaints that arise later can also be a result of the violence. Talk to your doctor about this. (see effects of violence)
  • Get a medical certificate about your health condition.
  • You can either see a specialist (see victim clinic) or go to your family doctor if you feel more comfortable there.

In case of rape

You can find further information about medical care and options for securing evidence on the Münster Women's Emergency Call website.




Services of the forensic medicine/outpatient clinic for victims

The Institute of Forensic Medicine at Münster University Hospital, Violence Victims' Outpatient Clinic offers unbureaucratic help for people who have been victims of violence:

  • competent advice from specially trained doctors
  • Documentation of injuries that can be used in court
  • Preservation of traces and evidence

All information is treated confidentially. The employees are bound to secrecy. If required (e.g. in the event of a subsequent court hearing), forensic medical reports can be drawn up on the basis of the findings to interpret the injuries.


You can contact the Institute in person during (open) consultation hours and by telephone.

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 4 pm
Friday 8 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.
and by appointment

The postal address is:

Institute of Forensic Medicine at Münster University Hospital, Violence Victims' Outpatient Clinic
Röntgenstraße 23
48149 Münster

Phone: 0251 - 83 5 51 51 / 0251 - 83 5 51 60
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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