Dear Friends,

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendations to screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) in healthcare settings omits screening for the abuse of male patients: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/draftrec2.htm.

This has us baffled, since the following studies have demonstrated the feasibility of screening for male victims of domestic violence: http://www.saveservices.org/camp/uspstf-studies

Have a look at the article A Closer Look at Men Who Sustain Intimate Terrorism by Women by Denise A. Hines, PhD and Emily M. Douglas, PhD, published on the National Institutes of Health website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2913504

If you are as concerned as we are, if you want the discrimination to end, if you want abused men and boys to get the same level of services as women and girls, please send your polite comments by the end of the day, tomorrow, Tuesday, July 10: http://www.saveservices.org/camp/uspstf-responses

Please do this now; it could be one of your male friends or family members who suffers in silence.

Sincerely,

teri

Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
www.saveservices.org

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