Consequences of Male-directed Sexual Violence Part 2
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During a UN-sponsored seminar on sexual violence against men and boys in conflict Dr. Ernesto Mujica discussed the psychological and biological impacts of this violence.

During a UN-sponsored seminar on sexual violence against men and boys in conflict Dr. Ernesto Mujica discussed the psychological and biological impacts of this violence.

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  • 1. - - - - - - MDSV - - - - - - Biological, Psychophysiological, Psychol ogical, and Psychosocial Consequences  Biological Consequences:  Infections: UTI's, HIV, Hepatitis, other STDs  Physical damage to genital areas resulting in pain, ruptures, sexual dysfunction
  • 2. Psychophysiological Consequences Psychophysiological Factors of PTSD:  Hyperarousal – exagerated startle response, elevated BP, muscular tension/soreness, hyperventilation, panic attacks, physical agitation, digestive problems/frequent stomach upset, difficulty falling or staying asleep.  Chronic pain , chronic fatigue  Sexual Dysfunction: impotence / premature ejaculation not associated with physical etiology
  • 3. Psychological Consequences  Flashbacks, nightmares, repetitive dreams of assault/abuse ( PTSD)  Recurrent intrusive thoughts, images, smells or other perceptions, obsessive-compulsive behavior  Foreshortened sense of future  Dissociation and derealization  Emotional numbing or distancing  Emotional withdrawal, isolation, depression  Addictions / Substance Abuse
  • 4. Psychosocial Consequences  Stigmatization: others may blame victim or fear they may now become a perpetrator  Sense of shame, anger and guilt for feeling damaged and having been unable to prevent assault/abuse, loss of sense of manhood  Lack of trust of others, fear of being re- traumatized / Social Isolation/Withdrawal  Distancing from children and family, loss of intimate relationships, sense of being damaged, dirty, contagious  Loss of Employment (due to symptoms)
  • 5. “I want you to know, Sheila, that you'll always be more than just another babysitter to me.”
  • 6. “I want you to know, Paul, that you'll always be more than just another babysitter to me.”
  • 7. em@PsychoanalysisToday.com Ofc: 212-721-0369 Cell: 917-414-3804