Help for LGBTQ+ Intimate Partner Violence

By on 02/27/2019

Intimate partner violence (IPV) knows no boundaries of class, age, race, or gender identity.

IPV can take a variety of forms, from physical violence to other types of coercion and emotional or psychological abuse. It’s sometimes called dating violence or domestic abuse.

In the LGBTQ+ community, more than one in three lesbian and bisexual women will experience IPV in her lifetime, says Libby Parker, Program Manager and Outpatient Therapist for the PRIDE program of Einstein Healthcare Network.

IPV also affects more than one in four gay and bisexual men. These ratios are similar to the risk of IPV for the general public, Parker says.

The PRIDE program provides comprehensive care to the LGBTQ+ community across multiple Einstein hospital sites. Those services include behavioral health and wellness, a gender clinic, surgical services, patient navigation, family medicine, outreach, education and training.

For more information about IPV in the LGBTQ+ community, watch the video featuring Parker.

The video includes contact information for a variety of services related to domestic violence. It’s one of a series from Einstein Healthcare Network about intimate partner violence and how it affects people in different groups and stages of life.



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