Rob Stephenson

Stephenson et al find "alarmingly high rates" of intimate partner violence among male couples

an In The Media Reference

"Almost Half of Gay Men Experience Intimate Partner Violence" - Advocate. 7/17/2018.

A new study of male couples by Rob Stephenson and colleagues found that 46% of participants experienced some form of intimate partner violence. The study measured physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse, monitoring/controlling behaviors, and HIV-related abuse. The researchers found gay men experienced physical and sexual violence from their intimate partners at roughly the same rate as women, at 25-30%. In addition, they found that abuse was linked to "stress from internalized homophobia" and "the degree of outedness" among male couples.


Rob Stephenson

Additional Media Coverage:

"Gay couples too face domestic violence: Study " - Times of India. 7/12/2018.

"Study: Nearly Half of Gay Men Face Domestic Abuse" - WebMD. 7/16/2018.

"Many Gay Men Suffer Domestic Abuse: Study" - US News & World Report. 7/16/2018.

"Nearly half of gay men have suffered abuse from their partner, new study finds" - Gay Times. 7/24/2018.

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