Violência sexual contra meninos | Sexual violence against boys

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Subtitle: dados epidemiológicos, características e consequências | epidemiological data, characteristics, and consequences
Author list: Koller, S., Hohendorff, J., Habigzang, L. F.
Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo
Publication year: 2012
Journal: Psicologia USP (0103-6564)
Volume number: 23
Issue number: 2
Start page: 395
End page: 415
Number of pages: 21
ISSN: 0103-6564
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB), Portuguese-Portugal (PT-PT)


This theoretical essay provides information about sexual violence against

males in Brazil, given the scarcity of national studies on the subject. This lack of

theoretical and practical knowledge creates challenges for professional work.

Searching the national databases of scientific research revealed only one study, so

international publications were employed. This study examines epidemiological data

about sexual violence against males in Brazil as well as the characteristics of the

victims, authors, and situations of sexual violence. This essay also considers the

possible consequences of this type of violence. The found literature often discusses

the difficulties boys have in reporting their experiences of sexual abuse, as well as

their doubts about their sexual orientation. In conclusion, although sexual violence

against males is less frequent, it does occur and thus requires preventative and

therapeutic strategies. Furthermore, more national studies on this topic must be made.




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