The study finds that bisexual women are more at risk of "experiencing intimate partner violence compared with heterosexual women, lesbians and women who have sex with women." The report also notes that in 95 percent of the intimate partner violence incidents reported by bisexual women, the "perpetrator was a male intimate partner, indicating that the violence occurred outside a same-sex relationship."
According to the report, gay men also have a high risk of suffering domestic violence with straight men, bisexual men and men who have sex with men but do not identify as gay or bisexual. "Almost all (97 percent) of the annual incidents of intimate partner violence incidents occurring to male victims involved a male intimate partner," according to the report.
The report cites binge drinking and "a history of psychological distress predicted intimate partner violence." But these factors alone don’t explain why bisexual and heterosexual women or gay and heterosexual men have such higher rates of violence. Full story here!