The poverty of services for battered lesbians

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This paper addresses the poverty of services available to lesbian victims of partner abuse, despite the need for such services. Drawing on data from a survey of 1,505 help providers (to which 566 responded), the paper focuses on the services that the help providers themselves claim to offer. The data reveal a serious disparity in help providers’ rhetoric and offical policies and the reality of the services available. The paper concludes with suggestions for improving services to battered lesbians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science


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