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Middle Eastern Male

Counsellors should have a general idea of both genders

To be honest, it depends on the person. Some female victims would prefer to share with a female counsellor because a female counsellor will easily be able to understand what they went through. If it was a male counsellor, he maybe wouldn’t understand how much effect this had on her female body, in comparison to the male body. But then again, I believe both counsellors should have a general idea, a general knowledge of both genders.


  • When responding to a disclosure or report of sexual violence, provide students with the choice to work with someone who shares their gender identity or someone who does not. This applies to the victim/survivor or complainant and respondent.