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dc.contributor.author Committee on Healthcare for Underserved Women
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-04T16:00:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-04T16:00:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Committee on Healthcare for Underserved Women. (2012). Intimate Partner Violence. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Committee Opinion, Vol. 518, 6 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/userfiles/file/HealthCare/ACOG_committee_opinion_518.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/562
dc.description.abstract Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant yet preventable public health problem that affects millions of women regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or educational background. Individuals who are subjected to IPV may have lifelong consequences, including emotional trauma, lasting physical impairment, chronic health problems, and even death. Although women of all ages may experience IPV, it is most prevalent among women of reproductive age and contributes to gynecologic disorders, pregnancy complications, unintended pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Obstetrician-gynecologists are in a unique position to assess and provide support for women who experience IPV because of the nature of the patient-physician relationship and the many opportunities for intervention that occur during the course of pregnancy, family planning, annual examinations, and other women’s health visits. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recommended that IPV screening and counseling should be a core part of women’s preventive health visits. Physicians should screen all women for IPV at periodic intervals, including during obstetric care (at the first prenatal visits, at least once per trimester, and at the postpartum checkup), offer ongoing support, and review available prevention and referral options. Resources are available in many communities to assist women who experience IPV. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Futures Without Violence en_US
dc.subject Expert Guidance en_US
dc.subject Research Review en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Violence Against Women en_US
dc.subject Health Consequences en_US
dc.subject Medical Consequences en_US
dc.subject Healthcare en_US
dc.subject Spouse Abuse en_US
dc.subject Screening en_US
dc.subject Health Professionals en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Special Populations en_US
dc.subject Injury en_US
dc.subject Coercion en_US
dc.subject Sexual Violence en_US
dc.title Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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