About 1in6

Our mission, name, work, and website


Our Mission

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.

Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.

Why 1in6?

Researchers estimate that 1 in 6 men have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before age 18. This is likely a low estimate, since it doesn’t include noncontact experiences, which can also have lasting negative effects.

If you’ve had such an experience, or think you might have, you are not alone.

If you wonder whether such an experience may be connected to some difficulties or challenges in your life now, you are not alone.

Our Work

We offer outreach, education and services, in person and over the web, to men with histories of unwanted or abusive childhood sexual experiences and anyone who cares about them. We also provide professional trainings.

Our Website: A Place to Learn and Explore Options, in Privacy

If you are a man educating himself, this is a place for you to learn more, reflect on your situation, find answers to your questions, and explore your options – all at your own pace, and in complete privacy.

This site is for everyone, from guys who are mostly happy and successful in their lives to those who are barely getting by and feeling at the end of their rope. These pages are filled with the courage, hope, and strength of other guys like you, who have taken stock of their lives and are choosing their own paths forward to healing.

1in6.org has regularly updated information and resources for many other visitors too, not only Family, Friends & Partners but also therapists and other helping professional, journalists, educators, and attorneys, judges and law enforcement officers (see Other Visitors / Just Browsing).

Whoever you are, whatever your situation and needs, welcome to 1in6.org.

Help make this page better for everyone.