Almost half of the interviewees identified the damage resulting from a couple fight as psychological; physical damage was reported by 5. The development of appropriate response protocols for law enforcement professionals. Domestic violence between same-gender partners: Access to Services Offering Help and Support Because of the impact of homophobia, homosexual and bisexual people may have a significantly more difficult time finding and receiving appropriate help than heterosexual ones, particularly when other variables such as income, ethnicity, and immigration status were held constant Ard and Makadon, ; Barata et al. Mama G has been beaten, evicted and rejected by his family because he's gay. People tell their domestic violence stories ChurchToo: Prevalence of same-sex intimate partner violence in Hong Kong.
Couple interventions for same-sex couples:
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However, some people might prefer to seek advice from a specialist support agency. The authors indicated that providers must be alert to the possibility of IPV as a cause of distress and illness among their LGB patients. Moreover, the belief that it would be easier for gay men to leave an abusive relationship needs to be considered. Moreover, an accurate assessment of the violence and the associated risks should be required in considering couple violence as a treatment option; this would enable the provision of the most suitable assistance for the couple in terms of defining or redefining problems, which can be treated through individual treatment plans Borne et al. This idea implicated serious issues because not only did it created obstacles in providing services for homosexual victims but it also contributed to increasing the tendency to minimize IPV severity McClennen,
Moscati work was mainly focused on the absence of protective laws for lesbian women victims of IPV, and Arcilesbica attempted to estimate IPV prevalence among Italian lesbian women. Pierre, ; Hancock et al. However there are things you can do to increase your own safety. LGBT individuals and same-sex couples. Observed initiation and reciprocity of physical aggression in young, at-risk couples. A safety plan can help you protect yourself against future abuse whether you stay in the relationship, or if you leave.