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Feb232007

The male victims of domestic violence (UK)

Men experiencing domestic violence is rarely reported. But according to the government and various voluntary agencies there has been a dramatic increase in the number of calls received by men who claim to be suffering physical and mental abuse at home. Many men are too afraid to admit to being victims Last week, BBC News Online and BBC Radio Ulster broadcast moving and very dramatic stories of women who have suffered physical violence at the hands of men. But what about men who suffer at the hands of women? We received many messages from men asking us to look at this taboo subject. For the past week, I have been investigating this hidden issue, many of the men I spoke to about their experiences did so for the first time. Many men are too afraid and embarrassed to admit to being victims of domestic violence.

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