Eszter Szilassy receives funding from the National Institute for Health Research.
This is independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (Programme Grants for Applied Research, REPROVIDE (Reaching Everyone Programme of Research On Violence in diverse Domestic Environments, RP-PG-0614-20012).
Despite these similarities, the needs of male survivors have been comparatively neglected.
Although men also need specialist support, they often face scepticism from healthcare professionals when they disclose this information.
Our paper, published in BMJ Open, not only brings together findings not previously reviewed and synthesised, but also provides evidence for developing services to support men who have suffered domestic violence and abuse.
Our findings confirm what has been found in previous studies about barriers men face in seeking help.