Rape, sexual abuse of men need to be addressed: study

The rape of men and their vulnerabilities to sexual abuse and rape need to be addressed. That's according to a SA Medical Research Council study titled 'Unspoken Victims'. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The rape of men and their vulnerabilities to sexual abuse need to be addressed, according to a SA Medical Research Council study titled 'Unspoken Victims'.

"Most times we do not talk about the sexual abuse of men, I mean we talk more about the rape of children and there we conflate both boys and girls but we thought it was important to highlight this problem.

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"It is not something that is talked about but also we have problems of under-reporting, whereby there are rape myths about men who get raped and this kind of deter victims from reporting," said Dr Mercilene Machisa from the SA Medical Research Council.

The report also found significant differences in the occurrence and reporting of male rape.

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