Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

August 2, 2011

ART: Military Sexual Trauma in Men

Authors: Tim Hoyt, Jennifer Klosterman Rielage, and Lauren F. Williams
Title: Military Sexual Trauma in Men
Subtitle: A Review of Reported Rates
Journal: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
Volume: 12
Issue: 3
Year: 2011
Pages: 244-260
ISSN: 1529-9732
Language: English
Full Text: Taylor & Francis Online [Free.]

Abstract: »Military sexual trauma (MST) has historically been associated with female service members, but it is also experienced by male service members. This article reviews reported prevalence and incidence rates of men's MST in 29 studies. Sources for these studies included the Department of Defense, the U.S. military service academies, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. There is significant variability in reported rates of men's MST. Averaging across studies covering the past 30 years, we found that MST is reported by approximately 0.09% of male service members each year, with a range of 0.02% to 6%. MST is reported by 1.1% of male service members over the course of their military careers, with a range of 0.03% to 12.4%. Determining prevalence and incidence rates for both men's and women's MST is fraught with limitations, including (a) cross-study variations in sample, method, definitions, and assessment and (b) barriers to reporting MST. Each of these limitations is reviewed with an eye toward identifying male-specific issues.« [Source: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.]