Table 2

Background characteristics of the 12 interviewed men and those who declined participation

NoAgeKind of violenceDuration/frequency of victimisationPerpetrator: partner, family member or someone elseDisclosed to
161Emotional>2 yearsPartnerPhysician and nurse, psychiatric care
Physical1–2 timesSomeone else
242Emotional>2 yearsSomeone elseSchool nurse
Physical>10 times
361Emotional3–5 timesPartnerCounsellor, social services
PhysicalSomeone else
436Physical1–2 timesSomeone elsePsychologist, occupational health service
Sexual1–2 times
530Physical3–5 timesSomeone elseCounsellor, psychiatric care
663Emotional>2 yearsPartnerPhysician, psychiatric care and emergency department
Physical>10 timesFamily member
745Emotional>2 yearsPartnerCounsellor, social services
Physical3–5 timesPsychologist, private care
837Emotional>2 yearsSomeone elseSchool nurse
Physical>10 timesPhysician, primary care
969Physical1–2 timesFamilyPhysician, emergency department and ocular department
3–5 timesSomeone else
1052Physical>10 timesPartnerCounsellors, social services
1163Emotional>2 yearsFamily memberNo one
Physical>10 times
1232Emotional>2 yearsFamily memberPsychologist, private care
Physical>10 timesSomeone else
Declined participation
1353Emotional>2 yearsPartnerCounsellor, psychiatric care
Sexual1–2 timesSomeone else
1441Physical3–5 timesSomeone elseCounsellor, nurse, psychiatric care and primary healthcare centre.
Sexual>10 times
1567Physical1–2 timesSomeone elsePhysician emergency department
  • Though only one man had not told anyone about his experiences of victimisation, all of the men had experiences of not disclosing. They all had healthcare visits during which they had not told the professional about their experience.