Secondary Victimization of Sexual Minority Men Following Disclosure of Sexual Assault: “Victimizing Me All Over Again…”

  title={Secondary Victimization of Sexual Minority Men Following Disclosure of Sexual Assault: “Victimizing Me All Over Again…”},
  author={Michelle A. Jackson and Sarah E. Valentine and Eva N. Woodward and David W. Pantalone},
  journal={Sexuality Research and Social Policy},
The estimated prevalence of adult sexual assault among sexual minority men (SMM) is comparable to published estimates for women. Adult sexual assault is associated with low disclosure rates and poor physical and mental health in SMM. One potential negative consequence of disclosures is secondary victimization, whereby victims perceive disclosure recipients’ reactions as victim-blaming or discriminatory and, therefore, retraumatizing. The published literature on secondary victimization among SMM… 

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