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

  • Author(s): Goldberg, Naomi G.
  • Meyer, Ilan
  • et al.

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.

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