Several studies Austin et al. Hoskin and G. Violence Against Women. Bolze, S. However, the data sources used in this article do not allow for the examination of the experiences of individuals belonging to this segment of the population.
Lesbian Stud 12 — Sanderson, H. ISSN: Sex differences in response to victimization by an intimate partner: more stigmatization and less help-seeking among males.
Law Journal Library This link opens in a new window. Still, barriers to equal treatment for same-sex couples remain. However, the study notes that, out of those Straight and same-sex domestic violence share many common characteristics :.
Gullotta This study found that The abuser can easily use the children as leverage to prevent the victim from leaving or seeking help.
Predictive factors for intimate partner violence against women Journal of Family Violence, 29 6 , Several authors support public and specialized education believing that it would reduce the incidence of this phenomenon, by promoting earlier help-seeking and strengthening informal and formal support systems for victims McClennen, ; Borne et al.
The research usually has been done with mostly white, middle-class lesbians who are sufficiently open about their sexual orientation to have met researchers seeking participants in the lesbian community.