The effects of sexual assault by a female perpetrator on adolescent males
In the past three decades, much has become known about sexual violation particularly on boys in their adolescence age. Recent search reveals that 9% to 21% of all boys will at some point in their lives experience either sexual assault or sexual abuse (Watkins 12). Arguably, sexual assault on boys in adolescence has since time immemorial been pulled in stigma and secrecy. Markedly, denial of pain and invulnerability are valued as fundamental qualities of masculinity.
It is a norm that boys should never admit that they have been abused or assaulted sexually. As a result, many boys in their adolescent age suffer psychologically, mentally and physically from being sexually abused. Statistics show that approximately more than half of cases reported on sexual abuse take place within a few meters of survivors’ homes.
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Some of these symptoms could be related to their masculine role and their sexuality, which could require special support from a specialist to assist their recovery by offering creative options for treatment. To conclude, has since time immemorial been a norm that boys should never admit that they have been abused or assaulted sexually (Wyatt 22). Subsequently, this has caused the victims to suffer psychologically, mentally and physically from being sexually abused.
Like any other form of sexual assault, it becomes a significant challenge for the enhancement of reliable and meaningful methods of data collection. However, through coherent interventions, sexual abuse on adolescent boys could be stopped and addressed at length. In essence, this will create an awareness of the dangers involved in it.