Intimate Partner Violence
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. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.
The goal is to stop IPV before it begins. There is a lot to learn about how to prevent IPV. We do know that strategies that promote healthy behaviors in relationships are important. Programs that teach young people skills for dating can prevent violence. These programs can stop violence in dating relationships before it occurs.
In The Spotlight
Latest Articles and Publications
- Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV in Women
- Effect of Screening for Partner Violence
- Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States
- Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence