In an adolescent medicine clinic with more than 1,000 patients during
1982-1984, 11 male adolescents reported a history of sexual molestation by
females. This molestation had commonly involved acquaintances and was
unlikely to have been accompanied by threats of violence or physical
coercion. One-fourth of the victims of both male and female molesters
described themselves as sexually dysfunctional, and eight of the victims of
male molesters identified themselves as homosexual. Both groups experienced
the molestation as highly traumatic.