SA men also victims of vicious sexual attacks, new study finds

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SA men also victims of vicious sexual attacks, new study finds

While attention is focused on female rape victims, research shows men are also at great risk

Senior reporter

A deep dive into police dockets has revealed that adult men in SA have also been subjected to horrendous sexual violence.

A study published in the SA Medical Journal, Unspoken victims: A national study of male rape incidents and police investigations in SA, shows that while SA is focused on gender-based violence against women, men too are suffering at the hands of their perpetrators.

According to the study, conducted by public health, gender and forensic experts, the burden of sexual violence has been well-documented in children of both sexes and in women, but there is minimal literature on adult male rape victims...

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