Blosnich conducted analyses and wrote the introduction and the Results and Discussion sections. Bossarte identified the data set and measures for analysis and wrote the Methods section. Same-sex and opposite-sex victims experienced similar poor health outcomes, underscoring the need both of inclusive service provision and consideration of sexual orientation in population-based research. Intimate partner violence IPV remains a significant public health problem, but IPV in same-sex relationships is not universally acknowledged, thus inhibiting treatment of its victims. Additionally, research has shown urban—rural differences in the severity of IPV, 7 , 8 but none has examined how these differences affect same-sex IPV victims.
Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients
Gender-Role Implications on Same-Sex Intimate Partner Abuse | SpringerLink
Journal of Family Violence. This paper examines sociocultural factors that influence how same-sex intimate partner violence is viewed, studied, reported and treated, with a specific focus on the effects of gender-role socialization and heterosexism. Further it summarizes the similarities and differences experienced by heterosexual and same-sex couples in order to provide a framework for understanding the unique factors that must be considered when working with this population. It also explores how gender-role socializations and heterosexism create and enforce stigmas and obstacles for validation and reporting of this abuse. The exacerbation of same-sex partner abuse by the dominant and sexual minority culture is addressed and problems that exist within the legal system are highlighted.