A hospital in Stockholm is to open Sweden’s first emergency clinic for male rape victims.

The South General hospital already has a walk-in centre which provides urgent care for women who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

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But it announced on Wednesday that it would be admitting men and boys from October.

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Some 370 cases of sexual assault on men or boys were reported in Sweden last year, Swedish media report.

The hospital already runs a 24-hour emergency service for female rape victims, providing access to doctors, midwives, nurses, psychologists and social workers.

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A spokesperson for the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education welcomed the announcement.