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Third of gay men victims of domestic violence

According to a new study commissioned by the British Medical Association, domestic abuse in the gay community may be on the rise. The study found that 29% of gay men and 22% of lesbians have been victims.

The latest statistics are up from results of a study in 2005 which found that one in five gay men had suffered abuse by an "intimate partner". Doctors at the BMA believe that the figures may be even higher as many individuals never report that they are victims.

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