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Sexual torture of men in wartime Croatia was common

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7451.1280-b (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1280
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Sexual torture of men in wartime Croatia was regular and substantial. Evidence of rape and other forced sexual acts, castration, genital beatings, and electric shock is documented in new research funded by Médecins Sans Frontières.

    The report says that sexual torture of men in wars occurs regularly, but that many victims fail to report it. Gender biased health professionals may also fail to recognise what is happening.

    The report, published in Reproductive Health Matters (2004;12:68-77), says that until now attention has focused more on the sexual torture of women than of men, partly owing to gender stereotyping.

    “Although studies suggest that sexual torture of men …

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