Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

The Williams Institute

Other Recent Work bannerUCLA

Sexual Orientation Disparities in History of Intimate Partner Violence: Results From the California Health Interview Survey


Bisexual women and gay men had elevated risks of experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). For bisexual women, 95% of IPV annual incidents reported occurred outside a same-sex relationship. Almost all (97%) of the annual incidents of IPV incidents occurring to male victims involved a male intimate partner. Lesbians were not at higher risk for intimate partner violence.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View