Male survivors’ experience of sexual assault and support: A scoping review

Research on female sexual assault dominates research on adult sexual violence (Turchik & Edwards, 2012). This is understandable given most survivors of sexual assault are women. In contrast, research on male survivors of sexual assault (hereafter ‘male rape’) has been considerably less common (Javaid, 2018; Turchik & Edwards, 2012). This has been changing in recent years, however, alongside growing public awareness that men can be victims of adult sexual assault as well as women (see e.g., Hammond et al., 2017).