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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I'm afraid to tell anyone, but I was raped last night. I know the boy! What should I do?

 

Scared

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Dear Scared,

Take a deep breath and pull yourself together. When you have done that several times you will want to think about an adult you trust and can talk to about this. Telling a trusted adult about this is important. Make sure you pick the person you are most comfortable sharing this with. It won't be an easy conversation but it is a necessary one for you to begin healing. What happened is not your fault. Don't forget this. Tell yourself over and over if you need to this is not your fault. Whoever did this to you needs to be stopped. 

 

You need to take care of yourself. You can help stop him and take care of yourself by going to the hospital for an exam. The nurses and doctors at the hospital will be understanding and helpful during your rape exam. During this exam, the medical personnel will treat any injuries you have, give you antibiotics to treat any STIs, give you the option of taking a pill to prevent pregnancy, and collect any evidence. Going to the hospital does not mean you have decided to press charges or report the assault. It means you are taking care of yourself and will have the option of pressing charges when you get yourself in a place you can decide what to do. Hospital personnel may be required to report some assaults. Understand in some situations this is necessary. Remember you will begin healing the moment you tell someone and an adult you trust is a great place to start.

 

Take care of yourself and always remember this is not your fault,

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bubbles888
bubbles888
Posted July 29, 2014
OMG that's so scary! I would tell the 3 most trustworthy adults...and see ur doctor! OMG I'm sooo sorry!
asia123
asia123
Posted July 24, 2014
i feel so sad like i cant even explain
AFRICANpink
AFRICANpink
Posted July 24, 2014
Oh honey, I'm sorry about what happened to you.Rape is a nightmare.If I had the power to change time (which is my greatest wish) I would love to help you.Just pray to God to help you and report this to an adult and trust me,this would help.
SuperCuteKitty
SuperCuteKitty
Posted June 07, 2014
Oh my gosh! I feel so sorry for her... Rape is worst thing on Earth! Boys that rape are so dirty! :(
sweetkitty14
sweetkitty14
Posted October 09, 2012
Rape is the dirtiest thing that can happen to a girl...and im very sorry for those who experience it. I haven't (thankful) but when i was 7 a neighbor tried to. Thankfully, my mom noticed his pervertedness and stopped taking me to his wife's house for her to babysit me.
JayaB213
JayaB213
Posted December 05, 2012
If you were raped by someone who has HIV/AIDS I would feel so bad for you i think if someone has HIV/AIDS they would want to know how sex feels
gab :D
gab :D
Posted August 28, 2012
omg i fell so srry 4 u :(
jellyebeangirl
jellyebeangirl
Posted July 21, 2012
i feel SUPER SORRY for any young girl or women who has gotten raped be brave girls just take deep breathes an calm down do wht would calm you be brave
girlygirl8903
girlygirl8903
Posted July 29, 2012
My sister and I were both raped by girls, like a year ago. But I told my mom, and she helped us, she is a psychotherapist. I was just lucky that I didn't get any sexually transmitted diseases!
Moo(:
Moo(:
Posted August 05, 2012
Oh my o.o
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