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Nonfiction Social Sciences

Psychological violence in lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transvestites and transsexuals in Ceará, Brazil

By Grayce Alencar Albuquerque, Jeanderson Soares Parente, Jameson Moreira Belém, Cintia de Lima Garcia, 2016

This study aimed to determine the profile of psychological violence against Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transgender (LGBTT) in Ceará. Quantitative study carried out with 316 LGBTT in individuals in the municipalities of Juazeiro do Norte and Crato, Ceará, Brazil. It showed a prevalence of psychological violence, and insults by the attackers located away from the victim were the most common type. The main perpetrators are unknown people and physical reactions, such as aggression, the main forms of reaction. The rates of psychological violence committed against this population are high; found important for planning strategies for the reduction of this aggravation.

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