SECASA mens service
For Male Survivors
This article is written for men and assumes a male offender, however SECASA acknowledges that both men and women can be survivors of sexual abuse and that offenders can be male and female.
It is estimated that 1 in 6 boys are sexually assaulted before the age of 18 years. SECASA has male counsellors available if required for men of all ages.
- Male sexual assault is a social problem that stems from mainly male, but sometimes female, sex offenders using power over boys and men.
- Male sexual assault can involve a range of behaviours including genital touching, oral and anal penetration and exhibitionism. All of these can be traumatising.
- Many male survivors feel confused about sexual identity and masculinity issues.
- Sexual assault also affects self esteem, confidence, trust and intimacy.
- Often men worry that if they were abused in their childhood they will offend in later life. This is rarely the case.
- Counselling can be a relief from the burden of secrecy and dealing with issues alone.
If you would prefer to speak to a male counsellor, male counsellors are located at Dandenong, Seaford and East Bentleigh offices.
Crisis Care Unit
Monash Medical Centre 246 Clayton Road Clayton
- East Bentleigh
- Monash University
Admin 03 9928 8741
Crisis 03 9594 2289 (24 hour)
Toll Free 1800 806 292 (24 hour)
PO Box 72
Bentleigh East, 3165