Sexual assault of men in the community

Attempted to determine the nature and existence of sexual assault of men in the community through victim reports to agencies servicing the needs of sexual assault victims. Out of the 336 surveys returned, 172 agencies reported contact with 3,635 men who had sought treatment for sexual assault occurring in their adulthood. Most assaults occurred between the ages of 16 and 30 in which the vast majority of these men experienced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved)

The scope of rape: Incidence and prevalence of sexual aggression and victimization in a national sample of higher education students

Administered the Sexual Experiences Survey to a national sample of women and men enrolled in 32 institutions of higher education. Women's reports of experiencing and men's reports of perpetrating rape, attempted rape, sexual coercion, and sexual contact were obtained. The findings support published assertions of high rates of rape and other forms of sexual aggression among normal populations. (Author/KS)

Conflict in childhood and reproductive development

Surveyed childhood (CH) family life and adolescent development in 380 students (aged 16-19 yrs) from southern Italy. In females, more stress in quality of family life, more parental marital unhappiness, more conflict with mother, more rejection from father, and less emotional closeness to mother throughout CH and more behavioral independence from mother/father in late CH were associated with earlier menarche. Earlier menarche was associated with earlier age at dating men and older age of 1st sexual intercourse partner relative to own age at 1st intercourse.

Asian and non-Asian attitudes toward rape, sexual harassment, and sexuality

The purpose of this study was to explore potential differences between Asian and non-Asian university students in attitudes toward coercive and noncoercive sexual behavior. Four hundred women and men (205 Asian, 195 non-Asian) were assessed on attitudes towards rape, sexual harassment, and general sexual behavior. Length of residency in Canada for Asian respondents was examined to determine whether "Westernization" might attenuate differences. Analysis revealed that Asian students were significantly more conservative in attitudes toward sexual behavior.

Men and Intimate Partner Rape: Characteristics of Men Who Sexually Abuse Their Partner

This article explores men's use of sexual violence against their intimate partner. Although there is a growing body of information about men's use of physical violence, there is less data about men's sexual violence in intimate partnerships. Data were collected from 229 men who were enrolled in an intervention program for men who abuse. Of men in this study, 53% had sexually assaulted their partner at least one time. This article will address the ways in which this sample of men sexually abused their partner and the connection between physical and sexual abuse within their relationships

Rape prevention education for men: The effectiveness of empathy-induction techniques

Fifty-four male undergraduates participated in a rape prevention education program in which the experimental group listened to an audiotape of a man versus a woman describing the experience of being raped. Two weeks later, the students who heard the female tape reported more likelihood to engage in rape-supportive behaviors but no difference in empathy or rape supportive attitudes. (Author/MKA)

Prevalence and characteristics of sexual violence victimization among U.S. adults, 2001-2003

This article provides the most recent U.S. prevalence estimates of forced sex and unwanted sexual activity. Results of a national telephone survey conducted in 2001-2003 indicate that 1 in 59 U.S. adults (2.7 million women and 978,000 men) experienced unwanted sexual activity in the 12 months preceding the survey and that 1 in 15 U.S. adults (11.7 million women and 2.1 million men) have been forced to have sex during their lifetime. There were 60.4% of females and 69.2% of males who were 17 years old or younger at the time the first forced sex occurred.

College men as perpetrators of acquaintance rape and sexual assault: A review of recent research

Reviews literature since 1980 on college men as perpetrators of acquaintance rape and other forms of sexual assault. Topics include (1) the definition and incidence of acquaintance rape and sexual assault, (2) perpetrator characteristics, (3) situations associated with sexual assault, and (4) men's misperception of women's sexual intent. An integrated theory of sexual assault is proposed, along with implications for the development of effective rape-prevention programs for men. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved)


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