Lesbian Intimate Partner Violence: Prevalence and Dynamics

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Researchers have been investigating partner violence for more than 20 years, yet there is a discernible absence of research on interpersonal violence among lesbian couples. Three aspects of lesbian battering are reviewed here. First, the incidence rates and distinct forms that lesbian battering might assume are discussed. Next, the dynamics and correlates of lesbian abuse are highlighted. The concluding section focuses on suggestions for intervention.

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  • Gays &amp
  • Human relations
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Lesbian partner violence
  • Lesbianism
  • Partner Abuse
  • Personal relationships
  • Social conditions &amp
  • Society
  • article
  • battering
  • domestic violence
  • interventions
  • intimate partner violence
  • lesbians
  • same-sex domestic violence
  • trends

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  • Carolyn West

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