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Am J Public Health. 2009 Dec;99(12):2182-4. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.139535. Epub 2009 Oct 15.

Comparisons of intimate partner violence among partners in same-sex and opposite-sex relationships in the United States.

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Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, PO Box 9190, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA. jblosnich@hsc.wvu.edu

Abstract

Using 2005-2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, we examined intimate partner violence (IPV) by same-sex and opposite-sex relationships and by Metropolitan Statistical Area status. Same-sex victims differed from opposite-sex victims in some forms of IPV prevalence, and urban same-sex victims had increased odds of poor self-perceived health status (adjusted odds ratio=2.41; 95% confidence interval=1.17, 4.94). Same-sex and opposite-sex victims experienced similar poor health outcomes, underscoring the need both of inclusive service provision and consideration of sexual orientation in population-based research.

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19834003
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PMC2775776
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10.2105/AJPH.2008.139535
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