Male Survivors

Men and boys can also be victims of sexual and domestic violence. In the United States, about ten percent of all victims of sexual violence are male. There are many reactions to sexual and domestic violence in all forms, but there may be reactions that can be more specific to male survivors.

Male Survivors may also be more hesitant to report the violence due to societal pressured or the belief that sexual and domestic violence does not happen to men. Sexual and domestic violence is a very personal crime. Many survivors do not wish to share what happened to them publicly and fear that disclosing or reporting the attack may require them to talk publicly about their experience.​

If you are a victim

If you are a victim of sexual or domestic violence, please contact your local crisis intervention center for assistance. Crisis intervention centers across North Dakota will do their best to provide culturally appropriate services and provide the help that you need. For a full list of local crisis intervention centers, click here. 


For more resources about sexual and domestic violence, please click here.
Or visit any of the following national resources:

SAFETY ALERT: If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, call 911, a local hotline, the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.Escape