When episodes of severe violence were considered, prevalence was similar or higher for LGB adults bisexual women: Trans victims may be especially affected by a heteronormative lens: "without the sterotypically masculine agressor and sterotypically female victim easily identifiable, both survivor and potential helpers may not recognise abuse" though some victims may be in relationships with heterosexual men Calton et al.
Same sex domestic violence is a type of domestic violence that deserves the same attention as any other form of violence. There is help out there. Heterosexuality and heterosexual relationships are seen as natural, normal and legitimate Lorenzetti et al.
However, there is growing recognition of the issue in policy and practice, and an increasing focus in research. Lab Transgender victims are more likely to experience intimate partner violence in public, compared to those who do not identify as transgender.
Rarely a solution was offered to help LGB people in accessing treatment for IPV, and authors recommended modifications to standard treatments or programs Calton et al. The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.
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