Talk About Sexual Violence: James Goes to the Doctor

Talk About Sexual Violence: James Goes to the Doctor


(light music) – Hi James, have a seat. – Hi Doctor, I’m Randall. I’m his care provider. I made an appointment because he’s in a great deal of pain when he sits and when he uses the restroom. He won’t talk about it and
it’s not getting any better. – James, how long have you had the pain? – I can not talk about it. – Would it be more comfortable
if we talked in private? – Maybe, I think so. – Okay, Randall, would
you mind stepping out into the waiting room so we can talk? Okay, I wanna help you, James, but first, we’ll need to talk
about the pain you’re having. Take your time. – Something bad happened here. It’s hard to talk about it. – I understand. First, I’ll need to examine you
where you’re having the pain and then, after that, we can
talk about what’s going on. Does that sound okay? – Okay. (light music) – It took courage for you
to tell me what happened and what happened is called rape. It’s a crime, it’s not your fault. No one deserves to get hurt. And I need to ask you, is
someone still hurting you? – Yeah but I do not know how to stop it. – By telling me what happened,
you’ve taken the first step. – I did not think anyone would believe me. – The law says it’s my job to report this and I’ll do that today. – I’m scared about what will happen next. Can I call the police about it? – It’s important that all crimes
be reported to the police. It’s also important that
you tell your caseworker. Rosa, our nurse, will
ask you some questions so that we can make our report. She’ll also refer you to
Crime Victim Services. They can help you find
counseling and other support for your recovery. – Okay. – Let’s go over what we talked about. What do you remember? – Men can be raped too. But it’s not our fault. Rape is a crime and must be reported. There are people who want to help and I can recover. (light music)

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