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Male victims of physical partner violence have poorer physical and mental health than men of the general population
  1. Vijay Singh
  1. Departments of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Vijay Singh, Departments of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine, Medical School, and Injury Center, University of Michigan, 2800 Plymouth Road, Suite B10-G080, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA; vijaysin{at}umich.edu

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Implications for practice and research

  • High blood pressure, asthma, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are health indicators of female-to-male partner violence (PV).

  • Nurses and other healthcare providers should consider assessing for PV victimisation among men with these physical and mental health problems.

  • Future research should look at health outcomes between those with and without PV victimisation, and also at health outcomes of those who perpetrate PV aggression. In addition, future research could also look to assess gastrointestinal and sleep disorders, as these conditions are linked to PV aggression.1 ,2

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