I registered at the VA clinic here in town a few weeks ago, and yesterday, had my initial visit with one of the doctors. I have no service-related medical issues. Rather, it was a "get-to-know-you" visit. Near the end of the "interview," one of the questions asked of me was if I had any military sexual abuse. I'm lucky enough to say that I've never had any type of sexual abuse, military or otherwise. But the question is definitely a sign of the times. I was told that the doctor asks the same question of the men. It's a nerve-wracking subject and I'm so sorry for that, but I agree that it needs to be asked of both sexes! Sometimes the doctor gets affirmative answers from the men as well as from the women. Abuse is abuse is abuse, no matter the victim, no matter the circumstances. I am both angry and sad. I know a few people, both men and women, who have been victimized. I also know someone who's been falsely accused. Life sucks! I feel like being a hermit today!