Men's Health

#MeToo. Men Share Their Stories of Persevering Through Sexual Assault

Here's another statistic: 1 in 6 men are sexually abused or assaulted

Organizations like 1 in 6 give male survivors an opportunity to speak out about their own experience to promote more awareness. They have found that 1 in 6 men have experienced some form of sexual abuse or assault, and this includes children and adults.

One in 6 might be a statistic that’s hard to believe. But sexual assault can cover multiple situations that involves force, threats, age difference, and manipulation. Males who experience sexual abuse, like women, can suffer from long-term negative consequences.

Men who had these experiences are at a much greater risk for PTSD and depression, alcoholism, drug abuse, suicidal thoughts, issues with intimacy, and underperformance at both work and school.