He remembered feeling disoriented, and her suggesting a motel room to sleep it off. He even remembered lying down with his pants on, uncomfortable taking them off in front of a stranger, only to awaken later and find the woman straddling him. What he didn’t remember was saying “yes.”Continue Reading Andy Connolly, from Survivors UK, said victims were beginning to feel they would be believed but there was still a “massive wall of silence”. A 2015 survey estimated about 96% of offences against males go unreported. Mr Connolly, chief executive of male rape and sexual abuse charity Survivors UK,Continue Reading A staff member at an Auckland school has been charged and suspended from work after allegations of sexual abuse against a male student. The Herald has learned that police started investigating the male staffer after the allegations came to light this month. The man was arrested on September 12Continue Reading

CNN: Chester Bennington’s life may help male sex abuse victims speak up. For far too long, boys and men who have been sexually abused or assaulted have been overlooked, neglected, minimized or stigmatized by society and, at times, by the health care community. It’s time for that disregard toContinue Reading

The health of men in New Zealand has slowly improved. Further health gains for New Zealand men will come through prevention of the major causes of premature death, disease and injury throughout the life course, and addressing ethnic and social inequalities. Life expectancy Life expectancy measures the average age thatContinue Reading

What the research tells us: A 2005 study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, on San Diego Kaiser Permanente HMO members, reported that 16% of males were sexually abused by the age of 18.1 A 2003 national study of U.S. adults reported that 14.2% of men were sexuallyContinue Reading “The way we talk about men and sex needs to change,” Stemple says. “When we have these stereotypes for men, it makes it hard for them to come forward when they’re victimized.” Stemple has long focused her research on how sexual violence against men goes under-reported. In 2014, sheContinue Reading In the first few months after I was raped, my brain went numb. I wish I knew a less cliched way to say it, but that’s the truth of how it felt. I didn’t decide then not to report my rape, I just wasn’t high-functioning enough to have theContinue Reading