Domestic Violence

Domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.  Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology: Domestic Violence

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Domestic violence is a pattern of threatening or controlling behavior imposed on a woman by an intimate partner without regard for her rights, feelings, body, or health.

CDC: Intimate Partner Violence

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term “intimate partner violence” describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse.

Domestic Violence

Mayo Clinic

Domestic violence is a serious threat for many women. Know the signs of an abusive relationship and how to leave a dangerous situation.

JAMA: Intimate Partner Violence

Journal of the American Medical Association

More than 4 million women each year in the United States are physically harmed by their husband, boyfriend, or other intimate partner.

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