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A Social Ecological Approach to Understanding Service Utilization Barriers among Male Survivors of Sexual Violence in Three Refugee Settings: A Qualitative Exploratory Study

This article appeared in Conflict and Health.

Sexual violence is a significant public health concern. Survivors may be exposed to sexually transmitted infections including HIV, unwanted pregnancy, tetanus, genital and rectal trauma, among other physical impacts. Mental health consequences can include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidal ideation. Yet service utilization among survivors remains low in many settings, particularly among child survivors.