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Doctor insights on: Protect Victim Sexual Assault

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

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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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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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 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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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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I need advice on sexual assault.?

See your doctor!: There are so many issues with sexual assault. Anyone who has been assaulted needs to be tested for std's. You can discuss with your doctor whether you want to have a full exam or pursue counseling. You should also consider filing charges with the police. Most people are scared and not sure what to do. If you are hurt, you should go to the er for care right away. ...Read more

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Is it sexual assault to hit a woman?

Is it sexual assault to hit a woman?

Physical Abuse: This sounds like physical abuse unless you are hitting the woman while in a sexual act like rape. I found a site on the net that may help you learn the definition. http://www.commerce.wa.gov/site/261/default.aspx. ...Read more

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Any sexual assault support websites?

Try this one: An excellent, non-profit site to help those impacted by sexual abuse: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-help. ...Read more

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Regretted not reporting a sexual assault?

Get counselling: If the statute of limitations has not run its' course, it can still be reported to the proper authorities. Either way, please get some counselling to "remove the guilt" so that you can "move forward" in a psychologically "healthy way". ...Read more

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How does one get help for sexual assault?

Local ER: It is very important to have the courage and trust to go to your local emergency room as soon as possible to get the support and care necessary for your mental health as well as collecting evidence for your protection. ...Read more