Stop The Abuse: 1 in 6

Often times people want to help others but do not know how. This cannot be any truer than when it comes to helping abused men and boys. The resources sometimes are not apparent and are often difficult to find. Sometimes the resources are hidden or even barred by other groups who wish to polarize the issue. The intent here is to provide those who wish to help male victims with the opportunity to do so.

Please remember that you do no have to empty your wallets to help. Even a small donation can go a long way. And for those on the other side of the issue, it would go a long way to demonstrating real concern for all victims if you donated as well.


1 in 6

Our Mission

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.

Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.

Why 1in6?

Researchers estimate that 1 in 6 men have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before age 16. This is likely a low estimate, since it doesn’t include noncontact experiences, which can also have lasting negative effects.

If you’ve had such an experience, or think you might have, you are not alone.

If you wonder whether such an experience may be connected to some difficulties or challenges in your life now, you are not alone.

Our Work

We offer outreach, education and services, in person and over the web, to men with histories of unwanted or abusive childhood sexual experiences and anyone who cares about them. We also provide professional trainings.

Please donate and help make a difference.

4 thoughts on “Stop The Abuse: 1 in 6

  1. “Researchers estimate that 1 in 6 men have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before age 16.”

    I don’t believe this estimate any more than I believe the “1 in 4” statistic repeatedly trotted out about women. Every study I’ve seen finding such a high incidence has had complete shit for methodology. I’d bet the same obtains here.

  2. Ve, the methodology for these studies varies, and while some may use questionable methods, most do appear valid. The only problematic issues they may have are low sample population groups and sometimes defining sexual abuse in too narrow or broad terms.

  3. Who knows how many men have been abused exactly? But we can be sure that there are far too few resources for abused men and boys, so a donation to this cause would be money well-spent.

  4. 1 in 6, 1 in 4, 1 is too many…. The short of it is it happens. The best way to see the extent of it and the need for services is to offer those services and see how taxed they get.

    Since there are already services for women, I would personally recommend using their infrastructure in order to reach out to men and boys. If there is need/demand for the services offered to men as well, then dedicate more resources down that road. If there is not, then they have lost nothing in their attempt to branch out.

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