For the first time in history, a hospital is set to open a rape clinic meant to provide emergency care for male rape victims.
According to BBC, the South General hospital already has a walk-in centre which provides urgent care for women who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
However, the hospital in Stockholm, Sweden are set to blaze the trail as it announced on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 that it would be admitting men and boys from October, 2015.
According to records, some 370 cases of sexual assault on men or boys were reported in Sweden in 2014.
A medical practitioner, Dr Lotti Helstrom said, “The general perception is that men cannot be raped.”
She observed that people still see the subject of male rape as a taboo despite that it was much more common than most people thought.
The development was seen as a welcomed development by a spokesperson for the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU).