Over 80% of abused boys do not
go on to abuse as adults (taken from "TEN FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE OF BOYS AND ITS AFTERMATH" off our main page). Gotta wonder what % of abused girls go on to abuse as adults--my mother did; my aunt & babysitters probably also fit here too. For me that is probably 100%.
As to the % of perpetrators of SA against boys that are female, here is fact #4 from "TEN FACTS":
Boys are most commonly abused by males (between 50 and 75%). However, it is difficult to estimate the extent of abuse by females, since abuse by women is often covert. Also, when a woman initiates sex with a boy he is likely to consider it a "sexual initiation" and deny that it was abusive, even though he may suffer significant trauma from the experience.
So at least 25% were female when this was written.
Somewhere I've got more recent stats that indicated about half if I can find them. No doubt this is much closer to the truth.
Pardon me while I try not to get too steamed up about this matter which really touches a nerve with me most of my abuse having been by females. Also I'm reading a book right now which while otherwise pretty good is somewhat feminist & male bashing.
But it is a reminder that I am correct in my thots
that a book in this particular area with a more balanced perspective is needed (also that we have a ways to go men, but we're getting there!).
Can I write such a book? Sure why not: I'm an equal opportunity basher--I bash male & female!
Hopefully since 1/2 my perps were male & 1/2 female, I can provide that balanced perspective with the help of my fellow survivors. Male & female.
OK exit soap box stage left...