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The paper aims to examine whether there should be policy intervention in Canada specifically helping males experiencing sexual assault because the current literature about the causes and consequences of male sexual assault victimization was limited in Canada, and sexual assault policies in Canada were mainly for female victims. The secondary study was conducted using the 2014 General Social Survey, Cycle 28: Victimization main file, a dataset created by Statistics Canada. Two binary logistics regressions are conducted to examine the relationship between the sex of the respondent and the relationship between sexual assault victims and attackers, and the male's disability status and the likelihood of being sexually assaulted before age 15. Ordinary least squares regression is used to examine the impact of sexual assault victimization on one's mental health. The results based on the weighted analyses oppose the potential indicators identified by current literature; there is no statistically significant relationship with a 95% confidence level found in all three hypotheses after controlling the potential key indicators. Although the result suggests no policy interventions should target males, males, or males with physical or mental/psychological disabilities, the results may be more accurate by using a more updated dataset with more relevant questions and sociodemographic information available and more advanced statistical models and knowledge about quantitative research. The paper still suggests helping male sexual assault victims; other studies suggest that some face difficulties while seeking help. Anti-sexual assault policies should be created through prevention, reduction, legal responses, and various institutions and levels of authorities cooperating to solve the complex issue.