carli410 (carli410) wrote in vaginapagina,

Reporting rape

Im attempting to put this under a cut for sensitivity. Im going to leave a little space in case I screw it up.

It's not my story to tell, so I won't go into details. But a friend of mine wants to enter counseling for a rape that occurred a year ago. She has health coverage, and received some good referrals for therapists. However, she doesn't want her rape to be reported and is under the impression that anytime someone sees a Dr for an attack the Dr is required to report it. I thought this as only the case when a child is involved, and that an adult has the right to choose whether she wants a rape reported to the police. Does anyone have any information on that? She is in Iowa, and her attacker is in the military if that makes any difference.
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