Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major public health problem. Also known as domestic violence, IPV refers to any behavior by an intimate partner or ex-partner that causes physical, sexual, or psychological harm, including controlling or coercive behaviors.1 Any adult can experience IPV; women are most at risk for severe forms of violence. It is estimated that more than 1 in 3 women in the US have experienced some type of IPV in their lifetime.2
MacMillan HL, Kimber M, Stewart DE. Intimate Partner Violence: Recognizing and Responding Safely. JAMA. 2020;324(12):1201–1202. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.11322
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