IPV is a leading health issue
The effects of violence can be long lasting and severe
Survivors are 4x more likely to use an intervention after talking with a provider about abuse
1 in 4 women experience intimate partner violence (IPV)
Rates can be even higher for LGBTQ and other marginalized communities
Survivors are more likely to experience asthma, chronic pain, diabetes and more
More prevalent for women in the US than breast cancer and diabetes combined, IPV has significant adverse health impact, but studies show that health professionals can make a difference in preventing violence and supporting survivor health.
The Link Between Intimate Partner Violence and Health
IPV can have long term health impacts across all lines of race, socio-economic status, gender, sexuality etc. Providers need to know about the nature of abusive relationships, their impact on health and how to help.