Frequently Asked Questions
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Our physician and staff make every effort to ensure that the child is comfortable and understands to his or her capability the purpose of the examination. The examination is not painful.
As stated previously, the medical exam, while ensuring the continued health of the child also reassures him/her that he/she is NORMAL. A mental health screening is also provided prior to the medical exam to ensure the child receives the level and amount of mental health counseling as appropriate. In a few cases, there may also be healed scars or other dedicator of abuse. Though as many as 95% of children who are sexually abuse have NO PHYSICAL FINDINGS or a NORMAL exam, there are 5% who do deserve treatment and documentation of their injuries. It is not always necessary to have a physical evidence of findings to prosecute an abuser.