Intimate Partner Violence, Male

This entry describes intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization of males, with particular focus on the experiences of men who are gay and bisexual, and men who have sex with men (MSM). It provides a definition of IPV; describes dynamics of IPV relationships; presents estimates of the prevalence of IPV among male victims; describes suspected causal factors in IPV perpetration; lists consequences of IPV victimization; and briefly describes barriers to helping resources that gay, bisexual, and transgender men have experienced.

Definition of Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence is the use of physical, psychological, and/or sexual violence against a current or former intimate partner. A couple need not have been sexually intimate, nor to cohabitate, for abusive behaviors to be categorized as IPV. Intimate partner violence may vary ...

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