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Research suggests 1 in 6 males have experienced abusive sexual experienced before the age of 18.*

Male survivors often feel confused about what happened to them and few reveal the secret.

Their feeling of shame prevents them from sharing the secret of what happened to them. Men “cope with it” because it’s “what men are expected to do”.

For some men their methods of coping can break down and result in depression, relationship problems and feeling worthless. Alone, in silence, and carrying the secret these problems continue to get worse. The bravest move a survivor will make is to break the secret and say:

“I was sexually abused as a boy – I need help”.

4Men2 can offer that help with a male-focused service. Breaking that secret will unlock strong emotions but will begin the healing process.

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP.

Axis now provides an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service. Our ISVAs are here to help you make informed decisions regarding your situation. Click here

*Source 1in6.org