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Letters Intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence affects men as well as women

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 18 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3771
  1. Shaun Bhattacherjee, consultant forensic psychiatrist1
  1. 1Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne RG45 7EG, UK
  1. shaun.bhattacherjee{at}

O’Doherty and colleagues’ meta-analysis of the effectiveness of screening women for intimate partner violence highlights the sex bias in the reporting of, and research into, this subject.1 Domestic violence is widely presented as, and perceived to be, a women’s health problem, and the authors make no reference to men who are victims of such violence.

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