ASHA is pleased to be the newest member of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), an international outfit that focuses on the promotion of sexual health across the lifespan.
With the start of college football’s bowl season just weeks away, teams are vying for bids to plum bowl games and fans are watching the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings to see which schools will play for championships and gridiron immortality. (I’m thinking Kansas State and Oregon will play for the title in January, though Alabama would beat either by double digits. Just sayin’).
Given the revelry surrounding road trips to bowl games (Bourbon Street for the Sugar Bowl, anyone?) it seems fitting that the makers of Trojan® condoms recently released the 7th annual Trojan® Sexual Health Report Card.
It’s not easy for male victims of sexual assault to come forward and seek help. MaleSurvivor’s Chris Anderson tells us how his organization works to safely bring them out of the shadows.
It happens more than you probably think: an estimated 1 in 6 males is sexually abused. While males who are abused often experience assaults during childhood and adolescence, even adult men can be victims.
A lack of resources and awareness, coupled with rigid social views on masculinity, are just some of the obstacles littering the path to recovery. There is help, in large part due to MaleSurvivor, a non-profit organization dedicated to boys and men who are victims of sexual violence and abuse. Chris Anderson,MaleSurvior’s Executive Director, spoke with ASHA about his organization and the often silent suffering of the men and their families.
ASHA recognized September as Sexual Health Month, and eminent personalities from different walks of life have sprinkled ASHA's website with sparkling nuggets of gold. The sudden spurt in blogs and related activities on Twitter and Facebook has created an excitement that is quite natural on the launch of a new initiative. Indeed it is sheer delight to read the thoughts of so many leaders in the field, and to see their perspectives so artfully articulated.