The Sexual Abuse of Men in Detention in Sri Lanka


Peel, M, A. Mahtani, G. Hinshelwood, and D. Forrest. 2000. "The Sexual Abuse of Men in Detention in Sri Lanka." The Lancet 355 (9220): 2069-2070.

Authors: M. Peel, A. Mahtani, G. Hinshelwood, D. Forrest


To estimate the frequency and consequences of the sexual abuse of men in detention in Sri Lanka, we reviewed records of all Sri-Lankan men who had been referred to the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture between January, 1997, and December, 1998. Those on whom medicolegal reports had been written were identified and the necessary information extracted. For the purposes of this paper, sexual abuse comprises assaults to the genitals, non-consensual sexual acts, and objects pushed through the anus.

Topics: Gender, Men, Justice, Sexual Violence, Rape, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Torture, Sexual Torture Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Sri Lanka

Year: 2000

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