A series of three composite case studies of cisgender men who presented to an emergency department for care after experiencing a sexual assault
are presented. These cases show common assault characteristics including substance use, force, and multiple perpetrators.
We describe the sexual assault
nurse examiner (SANE) findings and treatment and provide legal details of specific cases when available.
These case reports highlight common challenges to help-seeking and the primary reasons these male victims
overcame the barriers to seek care.
SANEs are encouraged to provide consistent care to all sexual assault
patients, regardless of gender. SANEs have an obligation to educate peers and broader society about sexual assault
prevention and to advocate for policies that encourage help-seeking when a sexual assault