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U.S Bureau of Jusice Statistics: Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-093
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Under the Radar:The Sexual Exploitation of Young Men in Western Canada, Dr. Susan Mcintyre

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It’s Not What You Think: Sexually Exploited Youth in British Columbia, Elizabeth M. Saewyc (2008)
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Sexual Exploitation of Young Males in Canada
A Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) Infographic
A 1998 study reviewing research on male childhood sexual abuse concluded that the problems is
“common, under-reported, under-recognized, and under-treated.”
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Juvenile Prison:
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About Male Survivors
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: Street Involved Youth:
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 Young men have comparable histories of sexual
and physical abuse as young women
 Young men live “under the radar” of most
service providers
 Young men have service needs that are
different to women

Survivors of Abuse are More Likely to Experience:
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Perpetrator of Sexual Abuse in
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Symptoms of post-
traumatic stress disorder
and depression.

Alcoholism and
drug abuse.

Suicidal thoughts
and suicide attempts

Problems in intimate
relationships

Underachievement at
school and at work