HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Prevalence Of Sexual Abuse In Men

Lifetime prevalence, characteristics and associated problems of non-consensual sex in men: cross sectional survey

Medical Professionals need to be aware of the adverse psychological effects on men who have been the victim of a non-consensual sexual experience, say researchers from Royal Free and University College and St George's Hospital Medical Schools in London in this week's BMJ. In their study of nearly 2,500 men (2474) in England, Professor Michael King and colleagues found that around three per cent of men reported non-consensual sexual experiences as adults. These men suffered a greater prevalence of psychological problems than the general population, including alcohol misuse and self-harm.

These findings are the first epidemiological data to be recorded in Europe on the prevalence of non-consensual sexual experiences in men and the authors say that their figures are likely to be modest in light of the fact that many victims do not wish to discuss what has happened to them. Whilst interviewing the men, the researchers also found that over one in twenty (5.4 per cent) had been subjected to non-consensual sexual experiences as children and that this in turn was a significant predictor of a similar experience in adulthood. King et al comment that previous research has concentrated on the possibility of sexually abused boys becoming perpetrators in adulthood and that the possibility of early abuse leading to further victimisation as adults is a concept that has been neglected.

Contact:

Professor Michael King, Head of Department, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London Email: mike@rfhsm.ac.uk


'"/>

Contact: Jill Shepherd
jshepherd@bma.org.uk
44-171-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
26-Mar-1999


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Prevalence of obesity among immigrants increases with longer residency in US
2. Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease varies by ethnicity
3. Prevalence of overweight increasing in young children from low-income families
4. Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection differs for men and women
5. Prevalence of chlamydia high among young adults in U.S.
6. Prevalence of HIV among childbearing women has declined in New York
7. Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration projected to increase substantially by 2020
8. Prevalence of cataracts expected to increase substantially in coming decades
9. Prevalence of chronic sinusitis may be lower than commonly reported
10. Study Reveals Possible Clue For Racial Differences In Prevalence Of High Blood Pressure
11. Prevalence Of Silicosis Studied In Surface Coal Miners

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Prevalence Sexual Abuse Men

(Date:11/26/2014)... CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 Bunion ... offering lower prices in an early celebration of the ... Booties are being offered at the promotional price of ... pricing is in addition to any automatic discounts applied ... Bunion Bootie website for complete details. It’s ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Louisiana Back Institute, leaders of ... minimally invasive spine surgery, announces today the addition ... growing provider network of orthopedic spine surgeons and ... the network’s continuing success providing the most innovative ... who are suffering from orthopedic spine conditions and ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 Sonoran ... ANP-BC, recently received the Distinguished Preceptorship Award from ... for her role in the advancement of nurse ... of an individual who had made a significant ... NPs. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk ... was linked with a number of factors associated with ... according to the researchers. Early puberty was also linked ... peers, and having friends who were prone to getting ... found an association between early puberty and these factors, ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much ... teens, a new study warns. The findings ... on teenagers before prescribing these drugs to them, ... realize the abuse potential," said lead researcher Carol ... School of Nursing. "These drugs produce highly attractive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bunion Bootie Temporarily Lowering Prices for Holiday Shopping, Starting Today! 2Health News:Louisiana Back Institute Welcomes Dr. K. Samer Shamieh into Medical Provider Network 2Health News:Sonoran Nurse Receives Distinguished Preceptorship Award from The American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2Health News:Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens 2Health News:Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... 25, 2014 Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... Conference in New York on Wednesday, ... Dr. Helen Torley , President and Chief Executive ... will be webcast through the "Investors" section of Halozyme,s corporate ... made available for 90 days following the event. To access ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Nov. 24, 2014  Arena Pharmaceuticals, ... is scheduled to present a corporate overview and update at ... Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 ... New York . A live ... investor relations section of Arena,s website at www.arenapharm.com . ...
(Date:11/24/2014)...  Marta Rendon, MD, founder of the Rendon Center for ... FL and international key opinion leader in dermatology, was one of ... States to attend the international Aesthetic Experts Summit ... Here, at this gathering of over 600 physicians from 57 ... surgery experts from Asia and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Halozyme Therapeutics To Present At The Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference 2Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference 2Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference 3Marta Rendon, MD Selected To Attend Prestigious, Global Aesthetic Experts Summit! 2Marta Rendon, MD Selected To Attend Prestigious, Global Aesthetic Experts Summit! 3
Cached News: