Often neglected, male-directed sexual violence (SV) has recently gained recognition as a significant issue. However, documentation of male SV patients, assaults and characteristics of presentation for care remains poor. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) systematically documented these in all victims admitted to eleven SV clinics in seven African countries between 2011 and 2017, providing a unique opportunity to describe SV patterns in male cases compared to females, according to age categories and contexts, thereby improving their access to SV care.

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By Anaïs Broban, Rafael Van den Bergh, Wynne Russell, Guido Benedetti, Séverine Caluwaerts, Philip Owiti, Anthony Reid, Eva De Plecker
4 August 2020