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Sexual assault done to male veterans higher than previously reported

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The percentage of male veterans who are sexually assaulted during service appears to be far greater than previously reported.

Researchers surveyed a small group of male veterans and found that more men reported being sexually assaulted when they were offered greater anonymity.

The rates went up 15 percent when the men were offered greater anonymity.

Experts believe this discrepancy could be due to the overwhelming stigma men feel about this issue. This stigma leads many to forgo seeking treatment.

While rape among women in the military is more commonly known, men account for roughly half of all military sexual assaults.

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