7 doctors weighed in:
Why is it that the young male victims feel shame after being sexually assaulted?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Shame
In our society at least, it's inconceivable in mainstream thinking that the male can be the victim; it always has to be the female.
It's bad enough when a female is sexually assaulted, God knows, but, in my opinion, it's almost worse when the male is the victim. My colleagues may disagree with me on this, and I hope all those with diffeering opinions chime in here. It's an incredibly important.

In brief: Shame
In our society at least, it's inconceivable in mainstream thinking that the male can be the victim; it always has to be the female.
It's bad enough when a female is sexually assaulted, God knows, but, in my opinion, it's almost worse when the male is the victim. My colleagues may disagree with me on this, and I hope all those with diffeering opinions chime in here. It's an incredibly important.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Guilt
Because they somehow believe that they should or could have avoided the assault, or the mistaken belief that they provoked it themselves.
Hence the reason that they usually don't report it, or fear that the pervert who assaulted them will harm their loved ones.

In brief: Guilt
Because they somehow believe that they should or could have avoided the assault, or the mistaken belief that they provoked it themselves.
Hence the reason that they usually don't report it, or fear that the pervert who assaulted them will harm their loved ones.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Shame
Very complex question.
Usually at least three feelings; guilt , being ashamed and shame. Shame is a feeling of confusion that what is going on is not good. Guilt , being ashamed are feelings that we will be punished for it. How we know that it is wrong at such an early age is not an easy question to answer. Shame is necessary , guilt and embarrassment are not. We learn the last two.

In brief: Shame
Very complex question.
Usually at least three feelings; guilt , being ashamed and shame. Shame is a feeling of confusion that what is going on is not good. Guilt , being ashamed are feelings that we will be punished for it. How we know that it is wrong at such an early age is not an easy question to answer. Shame is necessary , guilt and embarrassment are not. We learn the last two.
Dr. Brian Lynch
Dr. Brian Lynch
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