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Understanding intimate partner violence among self-identified lesbians in the United States: a critical literature synthesis

Young, Julie (2016) Understanding intimate partner violence among self-identified lesbians in the United States: a critical literature synthesis. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Violence that occurs within intimate relationships, also referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic violence, dating violence, or partner abuse, is widely accepted as a national social crisis and preventable public health issue that affects millions of individuals in the United States. Although researchers have recently begun to give attention to this issue, there is a limited amount of data concerning its prevalence and clinical consequences within lesbian communities. This literature synthesis will provide a critical analysis of available research on IPV among lesbians in the United States. Understanding the circumstances surrounding IPV within lesbian communities will provide an opportunity to better address the myriad of negative health outcomes associated with both intimate partner violence and sexual minority status. Acquiring this information will allow researchers to better tailor response efforts to lesbian survivors of intimate partner violence. The finding of high rates of self-reported IPV victimization and perpetration among women in same-sex relationships defies the conventional notion that such violence solely afflicts heterosexual women.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Young, Juliejmy28@pitt.eduJMY28
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairBurke, Jessica G.jgburke@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberFusco, Rachelraf45@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: April 2016
Date Type: Submission
Submission Date: 31 March 2016
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: lesbian
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 14:31
Last Modified: 01 May 2018 12:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/29495

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