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posted Friday, February 1, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 5
The hidden epidemic: Study finds Lesbians and Gay men victimized more by sexual violence
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The hidden epidemic: Study finds Lesbians and Gay men victimized more by sexual violence

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The first set of national prevalence data on intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence (SV), and stalking victimization by sexual orientation was released January 25 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The survey found that Lesbians and Gay men reported IPV and SV over their lifetimes at levels equal to or higher than those of heterosexuals, with sexual orientation based on respondents' identification at the time of the survey.

Researchers also found that Bisexual women (61.1 percent) report a higher prevalence of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner compared to both Lesbian (43.8 percent) and heterosexual women (35 percent). Of the Bisexual women who experienced IPV, approximately 90% reported having only male perpetrators, while two-thirds of Lesbians reported having only female perpetrators of IPV.

NOT A DIRECT COMPARISON
The data presented in this report do not indicate whether violence occurs more often in same-sex or opposite-sex couples. Rather, the data show the prevalence of lifetime victimization of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking of respondents who self-identified as Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual at the time of the survey, and describe violence experienced with both same-sex and opposite-sex partners.

'We know that violence affects everyone, regardless of sexual orientation. This report suggests that Lesbians, Gay men, and Bisexuals in this country suffer a heavy toll of sexual violence and stalking committed by an intimate partner,' said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden. 'While intervening and providing services are important, prevention is equally critical.'

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is designed to better describe and understand the level of IPV, SV, and stalking victimization in the United States. Using 2010 data from NISVS, this report is the first to provide national data that examines IPV, SV, and stalking by sexual orientation. Further research is needed to fully understand the experience of interpersonal violence that impacts LGB individuals and their communities. This information is critical to informing prevention programs and policies aimed at reducing these types of victimization.

ADDITIONAL KEY FINDINGS
o The majority of women who reported experiencing sexual violence, regardless of their sexual orientation, reported that they were victimized by male perpetrators.

o Nearly half of female Bisexual rape victims (48.2 percent) and more than one-quarter of female heterosexual victims (28.3 percent) experienced their first rape between the ages of 11 and 17.

CDC will work to create resources to bring attention to these issues within LGBT communities.

FURTHER READING
For more information about NISVS, including study details, visit www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/nisvs/index.html. To watch webinars that discuss the NISVS 2010 Summary findings, visit PreventConnect (http://preventconnect.org), a national online project dedicated to the primary prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence.

For more information about sexual violence, visit www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence/.

For more information about intimate partner violence prevention, visit www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/index.html.

OTHER SERVICES/RESOURCES
o National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), www.ncavp.org

o Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) hotline, 1-800-656-HOPE

o The National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or www.thehotline.org

o The National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center, www.victimsofcrime.org

o National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet), www.vawnet.org

o National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), www.nsvrc.org

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