Scroll To Top
Health

Study: One Third
of Gay Men Abused by Partner

Study: One Third
of Gay Men Abused by Partner

One of every three men in a same-sex relationship has been abused by his partner, a statistic similar to that for partnered heterosexual women, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study.

One of every three men in a same-sex relationship has been abused by his partner, a statistic similar to that for partnered heterosexual women, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study.

Psychology professor David McKirnan and graduate student Eric Houston surveyed 817 male visitors to the Howard Brown Health Center, a primarily LGBT center. More than 32% of the men reported experiencing verbal, physical, or sexual abuse from their partners, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The study found that, like battered women, men who were poorly educated and with lower incomes were more likely to be abused. Also, men who were depressed, mentally ill, or abusing drugs were more likely to suffer from abuse. They were also more likely to have unprotected sex.

The study appears in the recent edition of the Journal of Urban Health. (The Advocate)

Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Jonathan Groff and Wayne Brady

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Latest Stories

Mike Grippi