Men victims dating violence
This way of thinking can be really harmful to guys, especially if they find themselves in an abusive relationship.They may feel embarrassed that abuse is happening to them, since it doesn’t fit the cultural definition of “manhood.” They may feel discouraged to talk about what’s going on in their personal lives, or they may feel like they’ll be seen as weak by their peers.The researchers found that in their study population of 6,951 male and 6,807 female students in grades 9 through 12, 9 percent of boys and 9.2 percent of girls responded yes to the question “during the past 12 months, did your boyfriend or girlfriend ever hit, slap, or physically hurt you on purpose.” Also significant among the findings was that certain behaviors are associated with being a victim of PDV.For both male and female adolescents, current sexual activity, alcohol use, physical fighting, sexual victimization and suicidal thoughts were significant predictors of PDV. — Dating during the teen years takes a violent turn for nearly 1 in 6 young people, a new study finds, with both genders reporting acts like punching, pulling hair, shoving, and throwing things.
Singh and his colleagues at the U-M Injury Center analyzed data from a larger survey of teens and young adults aged 14 to 20 years who visited the U-M Health System’s emergency department for any reason between late 2010 and early 2013.
“These data remind us that teen relationships are not immune to violence and should encourage providers to ask adolescent patients about this important issues,” he adds.
“In addition, this could help us understand whom to target for screening and referral to, or development of, programs that could help them.” Relationships in adolescence set up patterns for adult relationships, he notes.
At the Hotline, we know that domestic violence can affect anyone – including men.
According to the CDC, one in seven men age 18 in the U. has been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in his lifetime.
Probing deeper, the study finds that those with depression, or a history of using drugs or alcohol, have a higher likelihood to act as the aggressor or victim.