Help for sexual abuse and sexual assault
You aren't alone
Unfortunately, sexual abuse is more common than many people think. It happens to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures and religions. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse or sexual assault, we are here to support you.
Statistics measuring the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual abuse are difficult to measure because many victims do not report what happened to them. Of the studies conducted it has been estimated that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. However, many have called into question the lower estimates of boys as young boys and men are even less likely to report any kind of sexual abuse. Due to the greater likelihood of under-reporting, some in the field have estimated the statistic of male sexual abuse to be almost equal to girls.
Regardless of the gender of the victim, child sexual abuse often has devastating effects on the mental, emotional and physical health of the victim, many of which can last a lifetime. If you are struggling to recover or cope after sexual abuse or being sexually assaulted, even years after the event, please reach out for help.