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The Hindsight Group Ltd.

November 24, 2006 15:00 ET

Sexually Exploited Young Men to Benefit From New Study

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 24, 2006) - A new study will help the BC and federal governments and their partners improve services for sexually exploited young men in the province. Under the Radar: The Sexual Exploitation of Young Men - British Columbia Edition, completed by Dr. Susan McIntyre, reveals the world of male prostitution and provides insight into the often unnoticed sexual exploitation of these young men.

The study found that males enter the trade younger and stay longer than young women, and that 78% had a history prior to the street of being sexually violated. Recommendations include that the public acknowledge both young women and men are at risk of sexual exploitation, and that service providers be provided with gender non-conformity training.

"This study fills a large information gap that existed," says Dr. Susan McIntyre. "I hope that the findings and recommendations from this study raise awareness of this often ignored segment of society and lead to new ways for communities to provide support and assistance."

Spearheaded by the Federal Government's National Crime Prevention Centre, The Government of British Columbia and anonymous donors, the British Columbia study is the second of its kind to be completed in Canada. Dr. Susan McIntyre completed the same research in Alberta in 2005 and is in the initial stages of similar research in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

"When I completed a study called Strolling Away a few years ago, it became very clear that society traditionally looked at the sexual exploitation trade through a female lens," said Dr. McIntyre. "Under the Radar shows that sexual exploitation among young male children is a striking reality and it's time to correct and clarify misconceptions regarding this issue."

For backgrounder, executive summary and full report of Under the Radar: The Sexual Exploitation of Young Men - British Columbia Edition, please visit The Hindsight Group Ltd.'s website: www.hindsightgroup.com under "News".

Media enquiries for Dr. Susan McIntyre may be directed to the below contact.

Contact Information

  • Mission Possible Communication Strategies Ltd.
    Janice ter Borg
    Cell: (403) 816-6163
    Email: missionp@telus.net