This paper concerns itself with the impact of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, and exposure to family violence on the sexual, reproductive, and parenting behaviors of young men. Healthy Teen Network believes it is time to expand our thinking with regard to males and violence, to let go of outdated and harmful stereotypes and misperceptions about masculinity and male gender identity, and to begin to work toward a society that recognizes young men’s real potential as agents of sexual, reproductive, and public health. With this paper, Healthy Teen Network hopes to educate and stimulate further discussion among the people often challenged by these issues, including practitioners, policymakers, advocates, and educators. Boys will by Boys: Understanding the Impact of Child Maltreatment and Family Violence on the Sexual, Reproductive, and Parenting Behaviors of Young Men
SEXUAL assault is a traumatic, devastating experience for victims or survivors regardless of whether they are male or female. It takes enormous courage to face what has happened and embark on a journey of healing. This article talks about male survivors and the many social pressures and patterns of male conditioning that make it difficult to acknowledge being abused, to speak out about it, and to seek appropriate help in overcoming the trauma. Sexual abuse of men and boys
The following page includes information to (1) help those looking for resources on the sexual abuse of boys and the lasting effects of childhood sexual abuse in the lives of men. (2)To provide resources for men who were sexually abused in childhood and want to know what professional researchers and therapists have learned, without having to read scholarly journals and books. (3) To provide resources for girlfriends, spouses, partners, friends and family members of men who were (or may have been) sexually abused in childhood. Sexual Abuse of Males: Prevalence, Possible Lasting Effects & Resources
The following brochure addresses these questions: can men be sexually assaulted? what are typical reactions during or after a rape or sexual assault? What should I do it I am raped or sexually assaulted? It also talks about Sexual Assault and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Also available in Spanish.
The following page gives an overview of male rape. It also talks about male rape as an act of anti-gay violence and what to do if you are a victim. It also includes references and a bibliography for further information. Male Rape
Violence and abuse occur in all age groups, at all socioeconomic levels, and throughout all of society’s structure. This paper reviews a sampling of the literature that supports the contention that violence and abuse lead to a significant increase in health care utilization and costs. Includes a graph that illustrates the conditions and health risk behaviors that are known or suspected to have a correlation with lifetime exposure to abuse.
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