Prevalence rate of intimate partner violence by WHO region: an appraisal by current data

Ensiyeh Jenabi, Salman Khazaei
2018 Asian Journal of Health Sciences  
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major public health concern that annually affects 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide. The term "intimate partner violence" defines as physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. Women with the characteristics like: low level of education, history of abuse among parents, history of childhood, abuse, antisocial personality disorder, attitudes accepting violence and male privilege are more susceptible to IPV. Consequence of
more » ... s violence, victims may experience some serious short- and long-term physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health problems such as injuries, chronic pain, gastrointestinal, and gynecological problems including sexually-transmitted diseases, depression, homicide or suicide, and post-traumatic stress disorders.
doi:10.15419/ajhs.v4i1.441 fatcat:lelqdmxv2vhn5louwhd4bcseay