Men and boys also suffer sexual abuse. They are learning to ask for help

Institution points out that male victims of sexual violence only reveal trauma between 20 and 30 years after abuse suffered in childhood or adolescence.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The silence of men was the capsule that trapped him in his own story, but on the other hand, even after a long time, it helped him find meaning to resignify the traumatic experience of his youth.

"I thought I was the only man who had been a victim of sexual violence. I only sought help in my 30s," says Ângelo Fernandes, founder of Quebrar o Silêncio, an association that welcomes adolescents and adult males who have suffered sexual abuse. In four years of operation, the entity based in Portugal has received almost 400 requests . . .

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