Episode summary introduction:
This conversation is an important conversation needing to be discussed. Most times when people speak about sexual assault and/or abuse the thought correlates to women being the victims. But that’s far from the truth. Boys and Men are also victims of assault. This is so under-discussed that the statistics are believed to be low and under-reported as many boys/men do not report their assaults.
More children are being abused, male or female. More children are being kidnapped. They are becoming the victims of sex tracking and child pornography. Unfortunately, it’s not always a stranger.
The reason male sexual violence is under reported is because of the shame and stigma attached to the assault. This statistic, “Only 16% of men with documented histories of sexual abuse considered themselves to have been sexually abused.” we mentioned earlier is sad and staggering.
If you or someone you know are a victim or survivor of assault please call the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE).