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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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If a girl has to go to the gynecologists for the first time, she's 18, can they tell if she was sexual abused and raped? Do they have to report it?

If a girl has to go to the gynecologists for the first time, she's 18, can they tell if she was sexual abused and raped? Do they have to report it?

No/no: The tissues examined during the genital exam heal & leave no obvious marker for rape or abuse. It may be evident that she has been sexually active & some sighs of rough sex may be found occasionally. An open discussion about sexual encounters or abuse would be worthwhile so resources for related problems could be identified. States have a variety of laws concerning abuse,mostly to minors ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Rape exams: This is one of those things that the sooner an assault victim is examined the better the forensic evidence obtained. Moreover, it allows the patient to obtain treatment for possible STD"S and obtain mental health counselling. ...Read more

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Could you be raped and not know about it?

Could you be raped and not know about it?

Yes: If you are in a situation where you have lost control such as intoxication, trauma or the deliberate use of agents such as rohypnol, then you could be raped under the influence and not know about it at the time and perhaps not later. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I could have been raped?

How to figure out if I could have been raped?

Get seen now: If you believe you were given a sedative and your date took advantage of you, call your physician now and ask for advice. If you are under the care of a therapist who is trying to elicit a forgotten memory to try to explain any of a variety of emotional difficulties, get a second opinion as to the appropriateness of this inquiry. If the situation is something else, your physician is your guide. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell someone you were raped?

It is never easy: I am sorry you had to go through being raped. It is hard to tell people, but if they care about you, they would want to know and support you through the painful process of recovery. Ask to speak with them in private and let them know that you need them to listen and believe you. Often even those who love you will not want to believe that something so terrible could happen. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think i've been drugged then raped?

What should I do if I think i've been drugged then raped?

Go to an ER: Go to an er where you will be examined and a urine analysis will help determine what drugs are in your system. Whether or not you have been raped can also be evaluated by the rape investigation protocols that ers employ. ...Read more

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What should you do if you think i've been drugged and raped?

Seek assistance: If one believes they have been drugged and raped, the first thing to do is get medical attention - maybe going immediately to an er for a rape kit to be performed. This may help answer the quesiton and important evidence may be gathered. Gathering anything the drug may have been in may also help with the forensics. In terms of trauma, asap speak to a rape crisis counselor or clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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What are the ways to tell if I might have been drugged and raped?

What are the ways to tell if I might have been drugged and raped?

Get a full med exam: If you suspect that you were drugged and raped, please undergo a full medical exam immediately. ...Read more

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What if you were raped but u didn't seek any medical attention. U just kept it to urself...?

What if you were raped but u didn't seek any medical attention. U just kept it to urself...?

Not wise: First you should go to a physician, explain what occurred and be thoroughly tested for stds and pregnancy. Then, it would be highly advisable to seek counseling. This should be either from a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist. Do not rely upon a religious leader although they can provide supplementary support. Proving what happened may be difficult. The legal system is not gentle. ...Read more

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What is date rape?

What is date rape?

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

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What are some reasons that rape might happen?

What are some reasons that rape might happen?

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

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I get Delusion Adout rape why??

I get Delusion Adout rape why??

Why?: Have you been in a compromising situation before or maybe a friend or family member? Please speak to your doctor to discuss your feelings. Very important for you to be comfortable with yourself. Stay away from potential situations that you can not control. Good luck ...Read more

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How do girls recover from the trauma of rape?

How do girls recover from the trauma of rape?

Lots of support: Medical attention, law enforcement, psychotherapy, and family/friend's comfort. ...Read more

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Do girls ever recover from the trauma of rape?

Yes, will take time: And support from medical doctors, law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals, and family members and significant others. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 4 year old girl to be raped?

Is it possible for a 4 year old girl to be raped?

Absolutely: A four year old does not have the intelligence or understanding or physical strength to deal with a potential rapist, but does have a vagina which can be used for this purpose. Unfortunately a lot of these rapes occur within family units with predatory family members involved. There are specialists in children's hospitals in large cities who are trained to deal with this possibility. ...Read more

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Why do they take your clothes during the rape exam?

Checking for DNA : In addition to the care and comfort of the victim of a rape it is important to look for evidence which may lead to the capture of the perpetrator of this assault. The clothes may have evidence of body fluids which will contain dna which can lead to the identification of the person who committed the rape. ...Read more

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Is shame common with victims of rape and sexual assault?

Is shame common with victims of rape and sexual assault?

Definitely !: Rape and sexual assaults are acts of violence. Society has made these into taboos. Victims of rape need to get counseling with professionals to understand their feelings and deal with the damaging effects of this experience in positive ways. ...Read more

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Please help me! i was raped and need someone to talk too?

Get help: I'm so sorry this happened to you. You are not going to be able to think clearly on your own right now. You need to get help: 24-hour confidential crisis line 800-670-7273 accessible from 925, 510, 415, 408, 707 and 650 area codes. http://www.cvsolutions.org best wishes. ...Read more

Rape (Definition)

Rape is the act of forcing sexual activity on someone else. It is usually conducted by men against women. Being raped may put a woman at risk of ...Read more