Men's experiences of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in health care: A cross-sectional study of a Swedish random male population sample

 
Author(s)Swahnberg, Katarina, Johanna Davidsson-Summons, Jeff Hearn & Barbro Wijma
Title Men's experiences of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and abuse in health care: A cross-sectional study of a Swedish random male population sample
Source Scandinavian Journal of Public Health,2012, Vol. 40, pp 191-202
Date 2012 
Document type Journal article
Coverage Sweden
Summary The researchers in this study explored the prevalence of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and abuse in health care of men, using a male version of the NorVoid Abuse Questionnaire, distributed to a random population sample. As part of the study the results were compared to a previously collected clinical sample. It was found that child physical abuse was the most frequently reported kind of abuse. Another significant finding was that among men who reported emotional abuse, 66% were currently suffering from this abuse. The prevalence of emotional abuse increased with lesser resources, for example, being young, having low income or being born outside the Nordic countries. The authors concluded that physical abuse, though the most widespread form of abuse, may not necessarily have the strongest impact on men's lives and suggested more research is needed to understand men's experiences as victims of abuse.
Keywords Male sexual assault; prevalence; abuse; victimisation; child abuse
Topic

Victimisation