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What if you get raped living in a developing country?

What if you get raped living in a developing country?

Rape: If raped in a developing country, the help provided would depend on the medical system available to you in that country. Or, if you're in the military or civil service, what medical care comes through those systems. These situations may differ markedly. Many who are raped (both males & females) do not tell about their experiences. This could result in higher risk of ptsd later. ...Read more

Violence (Definition)

Violence is described by the World Health Organization as the use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological ...Read more


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Has anyone started cutting themselves after being raped?

Has anyone started cutting themselves after being raped?

Self induced pain: Self-induced pain to relieve mental or somatic pain is common. Apprarently one type of pain can block out another pain. Another reason is related to dissociation, derealization. Self induced pain helps some people get reconnected to reality and their own body. Rape is a traumatic event that can lead to mental anguish, depression, dissociation, etc. The post-traumatic stress syndrome is treatable. ...Read more

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Hello :) i would like to ask is there a situation where i doesn't know that i'm raped?

Hello :) i would like to ask is there a situation where i doesn't know that i'm raped?

Date rape drugs: If you were drugged and unconscious this could occur. The question is why are you concerned about this. Something must have prompted your inquiry. You might want to see a psychologist and discuss this. ...Read more

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What's the difference between molestation and rape?

What's the difference between molestation and rape?

Variously Defined: From http://womenslaw.Org "the term 'sexual assault' [what u refer 2as 'molestation, ' i believe] generally means unwanted sexual contact...Sexual contact against ur will, & without consent*. The legal definition varies by state, but sexual assault & domestic violence organizations consider any unwanted sexual activity 2 b sexual assault. This includes rape." [*if victim <18 yr this is irrelevant]. ...Read more

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How do I know if I was analy raped if I was under rohypnol?

How do I know if I was analy raped if I was under rohypnol?

ER: Sorry to hear that. Please go to the er immediately and have them do a rape evaluation of you. Time is of the essence. They can search for particles, hair, semen, skin cells, etc. You would also be suspicious if you have rectal pain or bleeding. This is a crime and you need to go to the hospital first and then have the police try to catch this person before it happens to someone else. ...Read more

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What's the official difference between molestation and rape?

What's the official difference between molestation and rape?

Both are crimes: Rape is forcible sexual intercourse, often under threat of physical injury. Often the victim is unable to consent or resist. Like being under influence of date rape drugs or physically overpowered, etc. Molestation involves a sexual act (which could be rape, but doesn't have to be) with someone beneath the age of legal consent. Both rape and molestation are crimes, and are traumatizing. ...Read more

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Legally, what is the difference between rape and molestation?

No consent : Rape is sex without consent vaginal or anal penetration .Molestation touching breast or genital without someone consent or permission that is simple explanation it does. Get complex ...Read more

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What could trigger thoughts and flashbacks of being raped at night?

What could trigger thoughts and flashbacks of being raped at night?

Flashbacks: As dr. Chavez mentions, flashbacks can be a prominent symptom of post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), a type of anxiety disorder. There can also be recurrent nightmares, hypervigilance, or emotional numbing. Rape is a trauma, and your system is telling you it needs help with this. There are helpful therapies, such as emdr. See this site: www.Emdr.Com/general-information/what-is-emdr.Html. ...Read more

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Could i feel if i were raped during night while slightly drunk or maybe drugged?

Maybe , maybe not: If you are concerned you may actually have been raped while intoxicated or perhaps drugged, i would recommend that you go to the emergency room and get evaluated. They can do a rape kit there and collect samples and send them in and get the police involved if necessary. Hopefully you were not. It's always best to be safe than sorry. They can also test for stds and explain to you any further testing that the be necessary as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is an orgasm uncontrollable? I was raped when i was younger and i think i had an orgasm, i would like to think it wasn't my fault. It's sick and wrong

Often it is.: Some women and men report that direct sexual stimulation can lead to orgasm and other evidence of sexual excitement even though they are psychologically repelled by what is going on. It certainly wasn't your fault. ...Read more

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Sexual Assault (Definition)

Sexual assault is a crime in which the victim has received unwanted touches (or worse bodily contact) on sexual parts of his or her body, or the victim has been touched by sexual parts of the attacker's body. State and federal laws have detailed legal ...Read more


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Domestic Violence (Definition)

Domestic violence is a condition in which a person is violent towards another member of his family or household. Victims of this crime often don't report it to police due to ...Read more