Intimate Partner Violence And Domestic Violence

1098 Words Dec 17th, 2014 5 Pages

Intimate Partner Violence

Domestic violence

Cheyannica Newson


What is intimate partner violence? Intimate partner violence is when a partner is physical and sexually abused. Intimate violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples. Twenty seven percent of women and nearly 12% of men in the United States have experienced contact sexual, violence, physical, or stalking by an intimate partner (Prevent Domestic Violence in Your Community, 2014). 85% of women are victims of domestic violence.1/3 of American women and ¼ of women worldwide will experience domestic/dating violence in their lifetime. (11 Facts About Domestic And Dating Violence, 2014)
Domestic violence is a "pattern of coercive and assaultive behaviors that include physical, sexual, verbal, and psychological attacks and economic coercion that adults or adolescents use against their intimate partner. (Ganley, 1996). Most people become violent in their relationship so that they can have some kind of power or control. Or sometimes it might be that the partner has a short temper and can easily snap. Drinking or even being on some type of drug canned because a person to be ready to hit or even threaten their spouse.
More than one million people have experienced domestic violence. Mostly women are more likely to be abused or either killed by a partner. Most people that goes through abuse suffers from depression and low self-esteem. Men are also victims of domestic…
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