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.

Male Survivors of Sexual Assault
 

The following questions and answers  are to help us learn about male survivors so that we stop treating them as invisible and start helping them to heal.
Also Available in Spanish.

Men Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted

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.

Hidden Costs in Health Care: The Economic Impact of Violence and Abuse

An interview with Deirdre Keys, Coordinator of the Stalking Response Program at the Battered Woman’s Legal Advocacy Project, a state-wide agency supporting advocacy in Minnesota, and formally of Cornerstone Advocacy Service, Bloomington, Minnesota, highlighting promising responses to stalking.Practitioner Perspectives: Highlighting Promising Responses to Stalking Across the United States

Research on juvenile sex offenders goes back more than half a century; however, little information about these young offenders and their offenses exists. This Bulletin draws on data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Incident-Based Reporting System to provide population-based epidemiological information on juvenile sex offending.

It is OJJDP’s hope that the findings reported in this Bulletin and their implications will help inform the policy and practice of those committed to addressing the sexual victimization of youth and strengthening its preven-tion and deterrence—considerations that are critical to success.

Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors
 
 

Juveniles commit a significant portion of the sex offenses that occur in the United States each year. They account for up to one-fifth of rapes and one-half of all cases of child molestation committed annually. In a 2000 study, data collected by the Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that 23 percent of sexual assault offenders were under the age of 18. Boys ages 13 to 17 perpetrate most of the sexual crimes committed by juveniles, but recent studies have shown that girls under age 18 and children under age 13 have also committed sexual offenses. Across the country, police officials partnering with other stakeholders have implemented successful programs to manage offenders and prevent future sexual offending by juveniles. This brief describes trends observed in the field and the strategies employed by two law enforcement agencies to manage juvenile sex offenders in their communities.
Juvenile Sex Offenders: Managing and Preventing Future Offenses

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