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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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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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What is the difference between rape, molestation and sexual assault?

Mostly Similar: I am not sure these are so different - maybe a question of semantics. The important thing is that all of these things happen without a person's consent - and that is wrong. Whether an incident includes unwanted touching, penetration or even verbal assault, it can leave lasting effects on a person. If this has happened to you or someone you know you may want to seek a consult with a professional ...Read more

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Will my anxiety over seeing/reading things about sexual assault ever go away? I was raped 1yr ago and this stuff still makes me anxious. Not pleasant.

Will my anxiety over seeing/reading things about sexual assault ever go away? I was raped 1yr ago and this stuff still makes me anxious. Not pleasant.

Unlikely: The survivors of such a trauma seldom forget or ignore these events. Like any life experience, it becomes part of who you are.It can offer a unique perspective, or hold you back, depending on how you respond. Counseling helps but you must let it.The event is not who you are, it is just something that happened. ...Read more

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Can a registered nurse make a diagnosis of rape or sexual assault, or is that a legal term?

Can a registered nurse make a diagnosis of rape or sexual assault, or is that a legal term?

FNP's & Exams: There are nurse specialists in different areas of medicine, including psychiatry & ob-gyn. In certain states, nurse practitioners (np's) also can practice independently and make diagnoses based on clinical findings. If an np examined a patient and found genital or rectal injuries, s/he could diagnose (or confirm) a forced entry. Such exams might be done in an er or clinic. ...Read more

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How should I protect myself from being a victim of sexual assault?

Be careful: There is no way to guarantee that you won't be a victim but there are ways to protect yourself. Be careful who you're with when you go out, have a buddy and keep tabs on each other. Don't let anyone tell you you can't say no at any point. Be prepared to protect yourself, self defense classes may help. If you're meeting someone new, don't have him drive you, drive yourself. ...Read more

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Are victims of sexual assault likely to become sexually active?

Are victims of sexual assault likely to become sexually active?

Yes: Most people who are sexually assaulted come to terms with the attack and can be sexually active. This may take a long time and a lot of help however. If you or someone you know has been assaulted they should seek help. There are crisis help lines all across the country. Any physician can help find counseling and support. ...Read more

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Is sexual assault common?

Is sexual assault common?

Unfortunately !: Yes. Mostly this is often unreported because of the sense of shame or threats from the perpetrator. Commonly, the victims know the assailant. Unreported assaults can cause severe psychologic damage ! ...Read more

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How does someone get help for sexual assault issues?

How does someone get help for sexual assault issues?

Options for help: If you are a victim of a crime and there is a police report, then in many states you can qualify for assistance from "crime victims reparations". Contact your local department of mental health to see if such a program exists where you are. They can help pay for treatment if you qualify. Other interventions include individual and group psychotherapy. Emdr and tfcbt also are effective treaments. ...Read more

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What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

RAINN: Check : Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network at : 1 (800) 656-HOPE (4673) https://www.rainn.org/get-information/sexual-assault-prevention oor ...Read more

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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