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Handa Center Research Fellows Publishes Article About Sexual Violence in Conflict and Implications for the Health Sector

Reproductive Health Matters journal cover
Dec 11 2017

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Research & Publications, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

 Handa Center Research Fellow Sarah Chynoweth co-authored the article, "Sexual violence against men and boys in conflict and forced displacement: implications for the health sector," in Reproductive Health Matters' special issue paper: Humanitarian crises: advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Sexual violence against men and boys is commonplace in many conflict-affected settings and may be frequent in relation to forced displacement as well. Adolescent boys, forming the majority of unaccompanied minors globally, are a particularly vulnerable group. Yet sensitised health services for adult and adolescent male sexual violence survivors are scarce, and barriers to accessing care remain high. We describe current challenges and gaps in the provision of health care for male survivors in settings affected by conflict and forced displacement, and provide suggestions on how to improve service provision and uptake.

Read the full article here.