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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pattern of aggressive behavior and coercive behavior that can include physical injury, psychological abuse, sexual assault, progressive isolation, stalking, and intimidation which may take many forms. IPV is a common and significant public health problem that is life threatening and preventable. It affects millions of women regardless of race, ethnicity, age, education, socioeconomic class, or sexual orientation. One in three women in the United States has experienced some form of IPV in their lifetime. (1) Beyond the acute injury, women who have experienced IPV, in many cases, have long-term detrimental health consequences, which can be physical (such as chronic headaches, chronic pelvic pain, recurrent
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