Sexual Abuse or Assault (Rape)
Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Reference Making the Most of Your Appointment.
If you have made an appointment with your health professional, you may be able to get the most from your visit by being prepared to answer the following questions:
- Has anyone forced you to have sexual activities?
- Has the sexual abuse increased recently? When was the last forced sexual contact?
- Has a child, family member, or friend been forced to have sexual activities? When did it occur? What action was taken?
- Has the abuser threatened violence against your children or other people? Is he or she violent toward your children?
- Is the person who harmed you using any illegal drugs or alcohol?
- Does the person who harmed you have access to guns or other violent weapons?
- Do you have any Reference risk factors that increase your chance of becoming a victim of sexual abuse or assault?
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 23, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine