The effects of sexual abuse on males
If any of you would like to read in more detail about studies related to male sexual abuse, take a look at these books and papers. There is one book entitled Female Sexual Abuse of Children that looks particularly good (though it is a bit old, written in 1994). Most of the studies presented at the link support that men are affected deeply by female perpetrators of child sexual abuse. For example, a study from 2005 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine concludes:
In this cohort of adult HMO members, experiencing CSA (childhood sexual abuse) was common among both men and women. The long-term impact of CSA on multiple health and social problems was similar for both men and women. These findings strongly indicate that boys and girls are vulnerable to this form of childhood maltreatment; the similarity in the likelihood for multiple behavioral, mental, and social outcomes among men and women suggests the need to identify and treat all adults affected by CSA.
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