Help-Seeking for Intimate Partner Violence and Forced Sex in South Carolina
Purpose: In this population-based, random-digit-dial, cross-sectional survey, we assessed the lifetime victimization of intimate partner violence (IPV) and forced or coerced sex among 556 women and men in South Carolina, and the help-seeking behaviors of victims.
Results: Among women, 25.3% experienced IPV (sexual, physical, or emotional violence) compared with 13.2% of men. Although women were significantly more likely to report physical or sexual IPV (17.8%) than were men (4.9%), men (8.3%) were as likely as women (7.4%) to report perceived emotional abuse without physical or sexual IPV. One half of men and women with annual incomes
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Coker, Ann L.; Derrick, Christina; Lumpkin, Julia L.; Aldrich, Timothy E.; and Oldendick, Robert, "Help-Seeking for Intimate Partner Violence and Forced Sex in South Carolina" (2000). CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles. 230.