By David Lee on October 26, 2009 · tagged as , , , ,

Intimate Partner Violence in Same-Sex and Opposite Sex Relationships

The American Journal of Public Health has just released online a study comparing intimate partner violence in same-sex and opposite-sex relationships

A full citation and abstract from SafetyLit follows the jump.

Comparisons of Intimate Partner Violence Among Partners in Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Relationships in the United States.

Blosnich JR, Bossarte RM. American Journal of Public Health 2009; ePublished October 15, 2009

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(Copyright © 2009, American Public Health Association)

Using 2005-2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, we examined intimate partner violence (IPV) by same-sex and opposite-sex relationships and by Metropolitan Statistical Area status. Same-sex victims differed from opposite-sex victims in some forms of IPV prevalence, and urban same-sex victims had increased odds of poor self-perceived health status (adjusted odds ratio=2.41; 95% confidence interval=1.17, 4.94). 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.

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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