General Article Out of sight, out of mind: transgender people's experience of domestic abuse

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  • 80% of respondents stated that they had experienced emotionally, sexually, or physically abusive behaviour by a partner or ex-partner.
  • Although 80% of respondents identified having experienced some form of abusive behaviour from a partner or ex-partner, only 60% of respondents recognised the behaviour as domestic abuse.
  • The type of domestic abuse most frequently experienced by the respondents was transphobic emotional abuse, with 73% of the respondents experiencing at least one type of transphobic emotionally abusive behaviour from a partner or ex-partner.
  • 60% of respondents had experienced controlling behaviour from a partner or ex-partner.
  • 45% of respondents had experienced physically abusive behaviour from a partner or ex-partner.
  • 47% of respondents had experienced some form of sexual abuse from a partner or ex-partner.
  • 37% of respondents said that someone had forced, or tried to force, them to have sex when they were under the age of 16.
  • 46% of respondents said that som...

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