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Intimate Partner Violence - The Hidden Burden Is Common

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Intimate Partner Violence

There is a chronic condition that as many as 44% of women have experienced. It adversely affects their physical and mental health. Screening for it is inadequate, and interventions are unclear. Two articles from Group Health Cooperative in Seattle and two commentaries in the June issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine examine intimate partner violence (IPV) and make recommendations for next steps in addressing this issue.

With colleagues from Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the University of Washington, Group Health researchers evaluated the prevalence, timing, and severity of