Violence in women

Contributes to high levels of morbidity and mortality worldwide.

Intimate partner violence refers to physical violence, sexual violence, and psychological aggression by a sexual or romantic partner.

Common types of violence against women include: physical forms of intimate partner violence, rape, other forms of sexual assault, and stalking.

Approximately 36% of women and 33% of men experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

CDC: one and three women and one in four men. in the US of experience violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.

In the US 17% of women report rape or attempted rape, more than 20% report intimate partner violence, stalking or both.

Health consequences of intimate partner violence include sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancy, chronic pain, mental health conditions, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and suicidal behavior.

All types of violence against women are associated with mental disorders.

Intimate partner violence that occurs during pregnancy is associated with preterm birth, low birth weight, postpartum mental health problems, and infant hospitalization.

One in four women and one in 10 men experience intimate partner violence (IPV).
Intimate partner violence can be physical, emotional, sexual, or  psychological.
Economic independence is a critical factor in violence prevention.
Many individuals who experience IPV have financial entanglements with an abusive partner there are too convoluted to sever without an alternative source of income.

Most people who experience IPV don’t seek help.

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