A comparison of victimization and perpetration of intimate partner violence among drug abusing heterosexual and lesbian women

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Abstract

The study describes types and rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) reported by active drug using women enrolled in a street outreach HIV prevention research study located in Tucson, Arizona. IPV data were collected on 434 women at the baseline assessment who reported being in a current intimate partner relationship. The data collected included types of violence as well as rates of victimization and perpetration of IPV. Using profile analysis, we examined similarities and differences in patterns of incidence rates of both victimization and perpetration of IPV across different IPV behaviors experienced by heterosexual and lesbian women. Results indicate substantial rates of IPV among both heterosexual and lesbian women with both similarities and differences in IPV behaviors reported. Results suggest that type of relationship and type of IPV behavior are important factors in identifying and preventing IPV, and improving interventions aimed at addressing IPV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-649
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Family Violence
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 28 2010

Keywords

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Sexual orientation
  • Substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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