To the Editor The article “Prevalence Rates of Male and Female Sexual Violence Perpetrators in a National Sample of Adolescents”1 recently published in JAMA Pediatrics documents that both males and females can be perpetrators or victims of sexual violence; however, both the methods used and the interpretation of the findings ignore the important influence of gender, particularly in the etiology underlying sexual violence perpetration.
Reed E, Gupta J, Silverman JG. Understanding Sexual Violence Perpetration. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(6):581. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.5408