Signs of physical dating abuse
About 25% of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals are victims of intimate partner abuse, just as often as are heterosexual women.
About 1,300 deaths were attributed to domestic abuse as of 2003. Reducing violence using community-based advocacy for women with abusive partners.
GLBT people often face unique challenges when trying to cope with domestic-abuse victimization.
The assumption by family, friends, coworkers, and professionals that abuse is mutual in homosexual couples or is an expected part of what is perceived as a dysfunctional relationship since it is not heterosexual, poses major obstacles to battered GLBT individuals in getting help.
Teen intimate partner abuse takes place at an alarming rate.
Spiritual abusers either force the victim to participate in the batterer's religious practices instead of their own or to raise mutual children in a religion that the victim is not in favor of.
Stalking refers to repeatedly harassing and threatening behavior, including showing up at the victim's home or workplace, placing harassing phone calls, voicemail, email or postal mail messages, leaving unwanted items, or vandalizing the victim's property.
The tension-building stage is described as the phase of the abusive relationship in which the abuser tends to engage in lower-level abuse, like pushing, insulting, and escalating demands for control.
Simultaneously, the victim of abuse tends to try to appease the abuser in an effort to avoid worsening of the abuse. Mandatory reporting of domestic violence injuries to the police: What do emergency department patients think?