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By on October 26, 2009

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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