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UW-Eau Claire > Counseling Services > Additional Information and Resources > Sexual Abuse/Assault > Men Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault/Abuse

Men Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault/Abuse 

Assault is assault, regardless of your gender. A mistaken message to men is that if they were “real” men, they wouldn’t be forced into sex. Male survivors may see their sexual assault as a loss of manhood, leading to feeling of guilt, shame, and anger. Consequently, male survivors may suffer in silence after being sexually assaulted. That is why it’s important to remember that sexual assault is an act of violence, power, and control, and that no one deserves it. Male survivors at UWEC are assured the same as women. Emotional support and counseling are available to assist all those recovering from sexual assault, sexual abuse, and/or incest.

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