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Getting your child medically examined:

If a violent incident like rape has happened to your child, it is important to get her medically examined.

What you can expect during the exam:

Just before the exam, a trained medical expert like a doctor, counselor or nurse, maybe even a social worker will want to talk to your child and ask her about what transpired. This dialogue, between the child and the expert is important, as it could shape the kind of medical treatment that will be necessary. Talking to trained personnel will help the child get free of some of the trauma associated with the incident, and could go a long way in helping her feel calm and secure again.
The medical professional might talk to the child about the exam, what it entails, and arrange for parental consent. Most medical examinations for rape cases usually involve the following:

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