The Williams Institute
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.
Published Web Locationhttp://jiv.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/09/23/0886260512459384.full.pdf+html
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.