The Sexual Victimization of Men in America

New data challenge old assumptions
April 2014

This article assesses the prevalence of sexual victimization of men based on data from five federal surveys conducted from 2010 through 2012. It was published in the American Journal of Public Health in May 2014.

The review provides a wealth of new data about male victimization, challenging long-held stereotypes about the sex of victims.
Men experience a high prevalence of sexual victimization, in many circumstances similar to the prevalence found among women.
Among men in prisons and jails, gay and bisexual men and other men who identify as non-heterosexual are at greatest risk of sexual victimization.

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The Sexual Victimization of Men in America