Men's Health

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

It’s a myth that men are not sexually assaulted

We hear more about women’s experiences, but we rarely hear about a man's experience. This has led our society to believe that sexual assault is only a crime against women. Actually, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, 9-10% of all rape victims outside of criminal institutions are men. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control also have estimated that approximately 16% of male sexual assault victims experience sexual abuse by the age of 18.

And these are only the reported cases. There are very few studies that actually look into a male’s risk for sexual assault. Also, it’s been found that most cases of male sexual assault victims are not reported; male survivors are less likely to report their incident than female survivors.