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Violence Vict. 2008;23(3):301-14.

A review of research on women's use of violence with male intimate partners.

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Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA. swan@sc.edu

Abstract

This article provides a review of research literature on women who use violence with intimate partners. The central purpose is to inform service providers in the military and civilian communities who work with domestically violent women. The major points of this review are as follows: (a) women's violence usually occurs in the context of violence against them by their male partners; (b) in general, women and men perpetrate equivalent levels of physical and psychological aggression, but evidence suggests that men perpetrate sexual abuse, coercive control, and stalking more frequently than women and that women also are much more frequently injured during domestic violence incidents;

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