Bicycle Legend Speaks For First Time About Childhood Trauma

Aug 10, 2008

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.

But Greg LeMond, the three-time Tour de France winner, says the numbers may be even higher, because it's not something most male victims ever talk about or report.

LeMond was recently in Kansas City at an event organized by a local child abuse prevention center. He spoke publicly for the first time there about having been being sexually abused as a child, and about how he's learned to cope with the pain. KCUR's health reporter, Elana Gordon, was there.

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