Herefordshire is a beautiful, rural county that for some feels idyllic. Consequently, it is not always easy for sexual abuse perpetrated against men in their childhoods to be seen as a real issue in the county. Many people find it difficult to acknowledge, and accept, that it happens. The silence concerning this subject has gone on for far too long already. ‘The 17 Percent of Men’ has been set up for men who have experienced child sexual abuse and are living with the effects.