Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment ISSN: 2324-8947

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Research Article, J Trauma Stress Disor Treat Vol: 3 Issue: 3

Male Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by a Male or Female Perpetrator

Sharon Gil*
Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
Albert Road Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia
Corresponding author : Sharon Gil
School of Social Work, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel 31905
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 10, 2014 Accepted: April 21, 2014 Published: May 20, 2014
Citation: Gil S (2014) Male Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by a Male or Female Perpetrator. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 3:3. doi:10.4172/2324-8947.1000128

Abstract

 Male Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by a Male or Female Perpetrator

The aim of the study was to expand the understanding regarding male victims of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) by male or female perpetrators. We compared 58 males who had been sexually abused by males with 39 males who had been abused by females in the domains of personality traits, trauma-related features, traumarelated psychopathologies, and fear of intimacy. The findings of the study revealed that male perpetrators were more aggressive and intensive in their abuse than female perpetrators, presumably generating greater psychopathology in their victims, including higher levels of neuroticism, PTSD and dissociative symptoms, fear of exposure, fear of attack, and fear of one’s own destructiveness.

Keywords: Male victims of childhood sexual abuse; Male perpetrator; Female perpetrator

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