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Transgender Intimate Partner ViolenceA Comprehensive Introduction$
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Adam M. Messinger and Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479830428

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479830428.001.0001

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“Why Don’t You Just Leave?”

“Why Don’t You Just Leave?”

Transgender Resilience and Barriers to Escaping Abuse

(p.91) 4 “Why Don’t You Just Leave?”
Transgender Intimate Partner Violence

Rayna E. Momen

Walter S. DeKeseredy

NYU Press

This chapter focuses on the resilience and coping strategies of transgender intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors, as well as the complex factors that prevent them from leaving abusive relationships. Extensive barriers to help seeking play a significant role in determining whether survivors choose to stay or leave. Some barriers are similar to those experienced by cisgender IPV survivors, while others are unique to transgender survivors. This chapter also suggests new empirical and theoretical directions in transgender IPV research and dispels the myth of the willing transgender victim.

Keywords:   transgender, intimate partner violence, resilience, coping, barriers

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