Domestic Violence



  • Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the physical, sexual, or psychological abuse by a current or former partner
  • Occurs in adult and adolescent intimate relationships across the socioeconomic spectrum


  • Most victims are women injured by male perpetrators
  • Men and individuals in same-sex relationships may also be victims
  • Risk factors for IPV include female sex, young age (20–24), and being separated from partner/spouse

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