Melissa A. Polusny, PhD

FREEMAN HEALTH SYS

1102 W 32ND ST

Articles

Sexual Assault Among Male Veterans

April 02, 2005

Little attention has been paid to the prevalence of sexual assault and its sequelae among military men. The past-year prevalence of sexual assault among enlisted men ranges from 0.4% to 3.7%, a figure equal to or exceeding the lifetime prevalence among civilian men in some studies. Increased awareness and understanding of male sexual assault as well as routine screening of all patients, regardless of gender, for exposure to sexual victimization will enhance their recovery.