For Male Survivors


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YWCA 24-Hour Confidential Helpline
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Sexual assault happens to boys and men. However, deeply engrained cultural ideas about masculinity can make it especially difficult for boys and men to disclose their assaults.

By most estimates, 5% to 10% of sexual assaults committed in the United States involve male victims. Some experts say that as many as 1 in 10 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. (The Counseling & Mental Health Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Author: Jeff Kulley, Ph.D.)

The YWCA is dedicated to helping sexual assault survivors of all genders.