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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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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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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 common for memories of a previous trauma (abuse) to be re-experienced and cause anxiety while processing a new trauma (rape) in therapy?

Is it common for memories of a previous trauma (abuse) to be re-experienced and cause anxiety while processing a new trauma (rape) in therapy?

Yes, not uncommon: Pleased to hear you are taking active steps for your health and wellbeing to resolve the impact of these events. Because our brain is linked by common pathways it is not uncommon for memories of trauma to be linked. Be sure to discuss these experiences with your therapist as identifying linked memory/event "hotspots" may be important for overall treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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Medical trauma from rape kit and 2 night hospital stay 14 yrs ago is resurfacing now during miscarriage f/u exams. How do I approach my ob about this?

Medical trauma from rape kit and 2 night hospital stay 14 yrs ago is resurfacing now during miscarriage f/u exams. How do I approach my ob about this?

Simply tell him/her: I'm sorry for your loss -- & suggest simply telling your OB doctor what you're experiencing. Most doctors have compassion, and want to keep patients as comfortable as possible. They can work slowly and be gentle, so that necessary exams can be done without further suffering. It's also possible that working with a good therapist can help with your feelings about the earlier rape as well. ...Read more

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Do girls need to fear the date rape drug?

Do girls need to fear the date rape drug?

Yes: Sexual predator can put the drug in a girl's drink when she is not paying attention and date rape drug can make a girl pass out and have no recollection of what happen while she is drugged. You can read more about date rape drug on http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/date-rape-drugs.Cfm. ...Read more

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What is sexual assault on girls?

Nonconsensual Acts: Sexual assault refers to any sexual behavior without a person's consent. By definition this includes all sexual behavioor perpetrated by adults toward minors, because children are not considered to be of age to give consent. In addition, forced sexual activity by an older child toward a younger child may be considered to be assault. ...Read more

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What tests should someone take if they were raped?

Rape Crisis Center: Most towns have a rape crisis center, and you should see a physician and counselor as soon as possible. You should have at least testing for possible exposure to venereal diseases, and have someone work with you to inform the police about the assault. Seek help immediately. ...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