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Sexual Violence: Population-Specific Approaches

In an effort to respond to the diverse experiences of victims and survivors of sexual violence, services must be individualized to meet the unique needs of each population and/or community. The resources included here present a starting point for considering the various issues that impact the lives of victims and survivors in specific populations.

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January 2012
This article discusses the challenges and limitations that male victims of rape have historically faced and some statistics on the prevalence of sexual violence against men. Most men are raped by a person they know.
Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin
This edition of the Connections publication discusses various forms of sexual violence against men and boys.
Authors: Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
April 3, 2011
An article discussing the prevalence of male soldiers assaulted while serving in the military, it discusses the increasing number of soldiers testing positive for Military Sexual Trauma and the rising number of reports in light of recent survey findings and other considerations.
Authors: Jesse Ellison
Updated 2010
This page provides information on the unique experiences of men who face sexual violence. It discusses some common differences in men’s experiences based on societal expectation and gender roles, which can dictate responses and reactions to disclosures of sexual violence.
Authors: National Center for PTSD
This statement represents the mission statement of a group of queer-identified men as they work to address male privilege, patriarchy, and gendered oppression.
Authors: Yolo Akili, Franklin Abbott, Will Cordery, LamontSims, Craig Washington, Charles Stephens, Tim’m West, and Michael J. Brewer
September 2006
This document provides an overview of the research on male survivors of sexual assault and takes a closer look at the role that communities have in addressing this issue.
Authors: Sarah Crome
The brochure addresses men who are receiving treatment from substance abuse. It talks about some of the feelings that are common for men who start treatment, but how the same feelings may be stronger for men who were abused in childhood.
Authors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This fact sheet provides information about male sexual assault, and dispels some of the myths surrounding the issue.
Authors: Men Can Stop Rape
This article discusses the silence of many LGBT advocates about services for men, arguing that GBT male victims are relatively unwelcome/invisible in anti-sexual violence centers. Provides recommendations that agencies can follow to become more inclusive.
Authors: Loree Cook-Daniels
July 2005
This report includes the results of a first-ever national survey of administrative records on sexual violence in adult and juvenile correctional facilities.
Authors: Allen J. Beck, Ph.D. and Timothy A. Hughes