February 25, 2024 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Ending Partner Abuse in the LGBTQ Community

Efforts to address Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) tends to focus on heterosexual women, despite IPV happening at similar or higher rates among the LGBTQ community.

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently adopted policy at its Interim Meeting that aims to address IPV in the LGBTQ population. The new policy calls for physician and community awareness of IPV among LGBTQ patients. It also requires federal funding to support programs and services for survivors that do not discriminate against underserved communities, including sexual and gender minorities, according to a press release.

Due to the limited data available, the policy also encourages more of the research on IPV in the LGBTQ community to include studies on the prevalence, accuracy of screening tools, effectiveness of early detection and interventions, as well as the benefits and harms of screening. The policy also encourages the research to be shard and used to educate physicians and the community on these issues.

 “We encourage physicians to be alert to the possibility of intimate partner violence among their LGBTQ patients and for them to become familiar with the resources available in their communities for these patients,” AMA Board of Trustees member E. Scott Ferguson said. “As Congress considers reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, it will be important to ensure federally funded programs and services for survivors do not discriminate against sexual and gender minorities.”

IPV includes physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and psychological aggression (including coercive acts) by a current or former intimate partner—including current or former spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends, dating partners or sexual partners, according to a press release.

 In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey provided the first national-level data on the prevalence of intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking among the lesbian, gay and bisexual population. The pattern of results suggests that these individuals experience an equal or greater likelihood of experiencing sexual violence, stalking and IPV compared with heterosexuals, according to the AMA. 

 

Related Posts

Silence Surrounding Tragic Death of Nex Benedict Sparks Outrage, While Local Authorities React Belatedly

February 23, 2024

February 23, 2024

International Attention Forces Authorities to Address Non-binary Student’s Death The disturbing death of 16-year-old non-binary student Nex Benedict in Owasso,...

(Video) Baltaire’s DJ Brunch is Ready to Make Your Weekend Fabulous

February 23, 2024

February 23, 2024

Baltaire is America’s Favorite Neighborhood Steakhouse. A Contemporary Restaurant in Brentwood With Classic Genes, Baltaire Is Where to Enjoy Brunch...

Los Angeles Mayor Joins President Biden to Announce $1.2B Student Loan Relief

February 22, 2024

February 22, 2024

President Biden in a Groundbreaking Move to Alleviate Student Debt Burdens. On February 21, Mayor Karen Bass of Los Angeles...

Los Angeles County Takes Grubhub to Court Alleging Deceptive Practices

February 22, 2024

February 22, 2024

Legal Action Initiated Against Grubhub for Alleged False Advertising Los Angeles County has initiated legal proceedings against food delivery giant...

(Video) Russian River’s Pliny the Younger 2024 at Father’s Office in Culver City

February 22, 2024

February 22, 2024

Russian River’s Pliny the Younger 2024  at Father’s Office in Culver City. The ticket got you two pours of the...

Vanderpump Rules Star and Something About Her Co-Owner Katie Maloney Gives a Sandwich Shop Update

February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024

Reality Star and Restaurateur Discusses Hurdles, Permits, and the Future People who are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of...

Culinary Bliss Awaits: Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival Debuts in Santa Monica

February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024

Santa Monica Pier Welcomes the Inaugural Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival Santa Monica is set to become the birthplace...

Indulge Your Cookie Cravings and Support Local Scouts: Girl Scout Cookie® Sales Now Open

February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024

Multiple Ways to Purchase Iconic Cookies and Make a Difference You can satisfy your Girl Scout Cookie® cravings this season...

Bret Easton Ellis Shares Heartfelt Statement About Partner’s Arrest and Mental Health Crisis

February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024

Statement Reveals Schultz Will Continue to Receive Treatment  As we reported yesterday, Todd Michael Schultz, the partner of author and...

City and County of Los Angeles Activate Winter Shelter Program Amid Harsh Weather Conditions

February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024

City Again Offers Shelter for the Unhoused in Cold and Rainy Weather To address the urgent needs of those experiencing...

Countdown to the 30th Annual SAG Awards: Celebrating Excellence in Film and TV

February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024

SAG Awards Ceremony Set for Feb. 24, 2024, to be Globally Streamed on Netflix The anticipation for the 30th Annual...

(Video) If Not Now Los Angeles Protest at Vice President Kamala Harris’ Home in Brentwood

February 19, 2024

February 19, 2024

The group held a Shiva or Jewish mourning ceremony as a protest. @brentwoodnewsla If Not Now Los Angeles Protest at...

Atmospheric River Update for Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Malibu for February 19

February 19, 2024

February 19, 2024

Road Closures, Mudslides, and Heaviest Rainfall of This Storm Still on the Way The City of Los Angeles intensified its...

Non-Binary Student Dies After Allegedly Violent Bathroom Fight at Owasso High School in Oklahoma

February 19, 2024

February 19, 2024

High School Faces Questions After They Fail to Call First Responders or Report to Police Nex Benedict, a non-binary 16-year-old...

Nationwide Recall: RAW FARM Raw Cheddar Cheese Linked to E. Coli Outbreak

February 19, 2024

February 19, 2024

RAW FARM LLC collaborates with FDA to recall raw cheddar cheese products In response to a CDC alert about a...