The effectiveness of couple therapy increased when combined with either individual or group therapy Ristock and Timbang, ; Gilbert et al. Intimate partner violence prevention services and resources in Los Angeles: issues, needs challenges for assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients.
Moreover, the belief that it would be easier for gay men to leave an abusive relationship needs to be considered. Improving services for lesbian clients: what do domestic violence need to do? Lifting bans on gay marriage or gay adoption are steps towards more diverse, more tolerant societies, where nobody faces discrimination.
Law 17 — Abstract Over the past few decades, the causes of and intervention for intimate partner violence IPV have been approached and studied.
Civilized societies do not discriminate on grounds of race, creed, gender or sexuality, yet the denial of equal rights to gay couples is clear discrimination. Received May 4; Accepted Jul Furthermore, culturally created ideologies regarding masculinity and femininity may discourage IPV victims from openly discussing their experience.
Psychol 22 — Ristock and Timbang and highlighted how discussion on building healthy relationships appeared to be more welcomed from lesbian victims than support groups for survivors. Homosex 53 71— LGB victims of IPV were prone to seek help from informal resources particularly friends Scherzer, ; Merrill and Wolfe, ; Turell,although there was a rather high percentage of people who turned to health care providers and family Scherzer, ; Merrill and Wolfe, ; Turell, ; on the contrary, organizations specifically designed with the purpose of addressing IPV seemed to have the lowest utilization rates Lanzerotti, Health consequences of intimate partner violence.
Thus, after the Familiarization phase, we assigned each article with a short label that identified the main results that could be relevant to our aims Coding phase. BMC psychology 5 : 5.
Violence 24 — These issues reinforced the illusion that violence was mutual Ristock and Timbang, These stressors, that appear to be associated to IPV, reflected the experience of Sexual Minority Stress, a model developed by Meyer with regard to members of a stigmatized group who experienced unique and additional stressors that nobody outside the group could ever experience.
In this regard, several researches Merrill and Wolfe, ; Bartholomew et al. Empirical research about same-sex intimate partner violence: a methodological review. Trauma Violence Abuse 17 5.