Online Program

Instances of male on male sexual violence: A three campus study

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ralph Klotzbaugh, M.S., FNP, Decker School onf Nursing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Gale A. Spencer, PhD, RN, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Sharon A. Bryant, PhD, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Studies have indicated the existence and perpetuation of common myths and misconceptions toward male rape and/or sexual violence victims. The prevalence of such misconceptions has frequently been associated with social constructs of gender stereotype and homophobia. Research has also suggested that rates of male on male sexual violence are often underreported due to such stereotypes and assumptions. A recent study collected reports of sexual violence among students enrolled in three United States university campuses and human subjects approval was obtained from all three campuses. Data was collected via electronic mail and by pencil and paper methods. SPSS 20 was used to analyze the results. Results indicated an incidence of male on male sexual violence on these campuses. Although numbers were comparatively much less than those reported by women (N=26), the incidence of unwillingness among male victims to report sexual assault were considered in necessitating this study. Specific types of sexual violence, among both victims and perpetrators were examined. In addition, contributing factors such as drug and alcohol use, as well and the after effects of sexual violence among men were examined. This study also seeks to promote recognition and awareness among campus counselors and health educators in addressing male on male sexual violence, as well as to further develop existing sexual violence prevention programs in general.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related nursing
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Identify 2 common causes of underreporting sexual assault among males. Describe 2 risk factors toward sexual assault among males. Describe 3 physical and/or psychological effects of sexual assault among males.

Keyword(s): Sexual Assault, Adoption

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been an investigator on this shared academic project. Among my scientific interests has been the role of nursing in promoting and developing LGBT inclusive policies and programs.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.