When the topic of spousal abuse comes up, women are usually the first type of victim to come to mind. It is true that women are abused by their male partners more than vice versa. However, it is also possible for men in Pennsylvania and elsewhere to be the victims of domestic abuse.
Domestic violence in men may be more prevalent than people would think. According to The National Domestic Violence Hotline, about one in 10 men in the United States are victims of physical violence, sexual abuse or stalking by a romantic partner each year. About 4 percent of all men have been injured by a partner at some point in their lives. Psychological abuse is even more common in men, with almost half of U.S. men having been emotionally or verbally abused by their partners. Some authorities believe that the numbers of men who suffer abuse by their partners are higher than those officially reported.