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How long do you have to wait to have intercourse after a rape? (raped by an old friend, & don't want it to effect mine my current relationship.)
What is the avg. Cost of suturing a 2nd deg perineal laceration? I have thin skin, no std, no child, but a history of rape. Intercourse aways tears
Hard to say: The local physician would need to see it first and assess and see if it could be performed in the office or require going to a surgi center, pending need for local or general anesthesia. Ideal result will be to bring the tissues together to widen the region to lessen stress and discomfort. May go well for you. ...Read more
Forced intercourse: This unfortunate activity occurs when a partner forces the other member to have sex without their consent. Sometimes this is with the aid of drugs and alcohol, but other times the stronger partner forces the weaker to consent. It is technically illegal but difficult to prosecute since their are no witnesses and a strong embarrasment factor. ...Read more
Rapist: Although there are some situations or behaviors that put individuals at risk for being assaulted (being intoxicated around potential perpetrators is a major one), no one ever "causes" themselves to be raped. If you have been a victim of rape, please seek help immediately. You can start with the police, then call your local rape hotline, go to your nearest er if recently raped, or tell your doc. ...Read more
Well. . .: Alcohol is technically not referred to as the "date rape drug" -- that would more often be things like rohypnol, xanax, (alprazolam) clonazepam, ghb, and ketamine. But if you're intoxicated enough with alcohol, all kinds of things could happen that you'd prefer not to experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dangerous Drugs: These are drugs that are sometimes used to assist a sexual assault. These drugs are powerful and dangerous. They can be slipped into your drink when you are not looking. The drugs often have no color, smell, or taste, so you can't tell if you are being drugged. The drugs can make you become weak and confused — or even pass out — so that you are unable to refuse sex or defend yourself. ...Read more
Rape counseling: The best place to start is with your local rape crisis center. They can then refer you to appropriate counselors aaand if needed psychiatrists. You may want to join a group for other people who have dealt with this. There may be some counselors who specialize in this specialty, in your locality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rohypnol: Is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with general properties similar to those of valium (diazepam). It is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia, as a pre-medication in surgical procedures and for inducing anaesthesia. It's not available in the United States. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Alcohol is the oldest date rape drug known to humankind. Women who drink to the point of blackout or are disinhibited and exhibit poor judgement are far more likely to be sexually assaulted. Adding a benzodiazepine to it (xanax, ativan, (lorazepam) sleeping pills) makes it more likely to cause blackout. Some drugs, like GHB and Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) are very rapidly absorbed and widely used for date rape. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Statutory rape: Varies legally from state to state. In colorado, sex with someone under 15 by someone at least 4 years older or of someone 15 or 16 by someone at least 10 years older is sexual assault (statutory rape). So, if the boy is the actor, it would be statutory rape if the victim is 12 or younger. If the boy is the victim, it would be statutory rape if the actor is 26 or older. Check your laws. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many effects: Rape victims may feel very anxious and unsafe after the event. They may feel fragile, vulnerable weepy, and jumpy -- or alternatively, very numb and detached, going through the motions of life. Their view of the world and others may change drastically. Such an experience is traumatic and painful. Medicines may help manage some symptoms, but support and psychotherapy are the foundation of care. ...Read more
Fight back: Under attack, I recommend that you hit your would-be attacker in the groin, in the throat and or in the eyes. Only do this if you can't safely get away. Be aggressive as a last resort. You can learn street self-defense skills from krav mgah, or many other types of self-defense. Also, keep in good shape so you can run far and fast if attacked and you can get out. Be well, . ...Read more
Constant rectal noise, started few years after anal rape. What samples to collect for better diagnosis?
How long does the date-rape drug Rohypnol stay in your body and can you be tested to see if you were given it?
Is it possible for a gynecoligist to know if you've been raped upon examination if rape was within two weeks (what about 6 months or more)?
I'm not a rape victim but I have re-occuring dreams where either my brother or my cousin rape me and I do nothing about it. Can this mean something?
Fear: I'm not one to do "dream interpretation", but I think this is about fear. Not just of being raped, but by a family relation no less, and then doing nothing about it. If anything, you can use the dream to make sure you're more aware of your surroundings and MAKE SURE nothing every happens to you. Always being alert in shady situations and generally being more vigilant. In a way it's a good fear. ...Read more