Year Published: 2018

Authors: Linda M Richter, Shanaaz Mathews, Engelbert Nonterah and LeeAnne Masilela

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Suggested Citation: Richter LM, Mathews S, Nonterah E & Masilela L (2018) A longitudinal perspective on boys as victims of childhood sexual abuse in South Africa: Consequences for adult mental health. Child Abuse & Neglect, 84(2018): 1-10.


Childhood sexual abuse of boys was examined in a longitudinal cohort in South Africa, with data on abuse collected at six age points between 11 and 18 years. Potential personal and social vulnerability of male sexual abuse victims was explored and mental health outcomes of sexually abused boys were examined at age 22–23 years.