Information for Men who are Raped/Sexually Assaulted
The following pages contain information for men about sexual assault. Men and women can experience many of the same issues after a sexual assault, but there are also specific issues that affect men. The information on the following pages (which can be navigated by using the side menu) may support men after sexual assault.
Few men expect to be raped but it does happen. Rape can happen to anyone at anytime and in any place. Approximately 20% of victims seen in the Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault are males. It is a myth to say that men don't get raped.
There are some other myths about men and rape that are widely held in the community.
Much of the material for this page has been adapted by Maxwell Clarke of South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Loddon Campaspe Centre Against Sexual Assault from:
- a brochure produced by NSW Department of Health, Sexual Assault Unit, 1989.
- a brochure designed and produced originally in a print version for The Counselling & Mental Health Centre at The University of Texas at Austin, and - material prepared by South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault based upon the Information for Women about Rape.
This information is derived from Loddon Campaspe CASA website and reproduced with their permission.