In the event you call the police, or someone else calls 911 to report an incident, producing this kind of evidence can be a powerful tool to clarify the situation for the police.
Yes, female abusers may falsely claim that they were only fighting back in self-defense, or in a same-sex relationship, the other male partner may claim it was a mutual argument that got out of hand.
Restraining orders are often the most significant legal remedy available to abuse victims, and can be obtained regardless of gender.
When it comes to other domestic violence statutes, most states (approximately 37) have laws that use gender-free language.
Carefully document any cuts, bruises or other injuries, taking photos whenever possible and seeking medical care as needed.
According to the CDC, one in four adult men in the U. will become a victim of domestic violence during his lifetime.
It is, however, intended to add to the growing conversation that who needs protection deserves access to it.
Male victims of domestic violence, just like female victims, often deal with intense self-doubt and anxiety before reaching out for help.
According to one recent study, 83 percent of victims who had an attorney help them file a restraining order successfully obtained one, compared to approximately 30 percent of victims who went it alone.
Fear: Gay Male Victims Will Be "Outed" Reality Check: When seeking help from a shelter or other domestic violence victim services, gay men who wish to keep their sexual orientation private may believe they will need to reveal this information in order to get help.