Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is known as sexual contact that occurs without the consent of a person. It is a form of sexual violence and includes a wide range of sexual behaviors that involve strangers or some known persons. The forms of sexual assault are attempted rape, unwanted sexual touch, and forcing a person to have sex.

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What is the chance I have secondary infertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I just wanted to know my chances of having secondary infertility. When 15, I was sexually assaulted, which resulted in pregnancy and late-term abortion. At 18, I fell pregnant with my son. I had an easy pregnancy with no complications. Last year, at 28 weeks, I went into early labor, whic...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. That was quite a history. I hope you and your son are doing fine. Well, to start with, you will need to rule out any pelvic infections. Examination by your doctor as pain as early as 28 weeks of pregnancy, with a history of sexual assault at ...  Read Full »

Can I get HIV from an affected individual if he inserts his finger into my vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my early twenties. A close acquaintance of mine assaulted me when I was about ten years old. He put his fingers in my vagina. I am scared that I might have a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Can this cause the infection if he is positive for the human immunodeficiency vir...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. If it is only finger insertion, then there is no chance of transmitting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Intact skin is an effective barrier. So do not worry about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Transmission. Take care.   Read Full »

Why do I have consistent thoughts of committing a sexual assault after trying to finger a stripper?

Query: Hello doctor,I was in a strip club. I had a stripper perform a lap dance. She allowed me to touch her private parts. But, she pushed my hand away when I tried to finger her and continued with the dance as if this was not a problem. I have talked with a number of mental health specialists who have to...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair. B

Answer: Hello, Welcome to So, what is bothering you? Is it the complaints from her side or the suspicions about acquiring sexually transmitted diseases?  Feel free to ask your doubts with more details. Revert with more information to a sexologist online -->  Read Full »

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