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What kinds of doctors handle injuries related to assault and rape?

What kinds of doctors handle injuries related to assault and rape?

The usual first: responders are ER docs, but from there it varies. General injuries can be handled by a GP but if there are specific genito-urinary trauma(s), an OB-GYN might be good. A rape exam is a good idea if the woman can handle it, to gather evidence for future legal proceedings. After the shorter-term medical treatments, consider a psychologist or psychiatrist. Rape creates huge psychological stres ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Injuries And Wounds (Definition)

A wound is when there is loss of tissue from external causes such as a knife wound gunshot wound or bite wound. Ulcers occur from internal causes venous ulcer, stomach ulcer, pressure ulcer. Injury refers to conditions that affects the tissues of our bodies in a detrimental fashion. Injuries need not cause skin breaks to cause damage tot he tissues. Wounds are injuries, not ...Read more


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As a child i was molested and remember little of it, I am abstinent and i think I have a tear in my cervix all healed now, can it be from rape?

As a child i was molested and remember little of it, I am abstinent and i think I have a tear in my cervix all healed now, can it be from rape?

Memories of abuse: I am very sorry to hear this from you, but also appreciate your curiosity and courage to tackle this now. Yes, it is very possible to have scars from abuse that happened to you as a child. Your gynecologist should be made aware of this so that your exam can be done under the best and safest of environments. You may want to include a therapist in this process. ...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

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Who should you go to if you suspect that you've been raped?

The nearest hospital: Go to the nearest hospital for a safe (sexual assualt forensic exam) exam. ...Read more

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Define real rape?

Define real rape?

"Real" rape: Rape is forced sexual intercourse, often under threat of injury. Both men and women -- and children also -- can be raped. And despite rep. Todd akin's recent comments about so-called "legitimate" rape, it can result in pregnancy. ...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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It traumatic to be raped?

It traumatic to be raped?

YES: Rape is a non-consensual, forced sexual intercourse. If a person was subjected to that, s/he will be traumatized. ...Read more

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What are date rape drugs?

So you get amnesia: These drugs are given to people to cause amnesia. Then person may get raped but cannot remember. Be careful in bars about accepting drinks from strangers. ...Read more

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What do date rape drugs look like?

What do date rape drugs look like?

Date Rape Drug FActs: There are good resources online for this, such as: http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/date-rape-drugs.Cfm#b and also http://womenshealth.Gov/health-topics/a-z-topic/pubs-orgs.Cfm?Topic=1476. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what date rape drugs are?

Evil use of drugs...: Given to a victim unaware of it, who then loses essential concious ability to make choices. Choices are made for them by manipulating persons who seek to "posses" the decicion making authority to misuse, molest , and rape their victims. All sorts of chemicals can be used in this fashion: alcohol, barbiturates, benodiazepines, ghb, and others that lower ones level of consciousness and retraint. ...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


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more