CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles


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

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Published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, v. 19, no. 4, p. 316-320.

Dr. Ann Coker had not been a faculty member of the University of Kentucky at the time of publication.

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