A comparison of intimate partner violence and associated physical injuries between cohabitating and married women: a 5-year medical chart review

@inproceedings{Wong2016ACO,
  title={A comparison of intimate partner violence and associated physical injuries between cohabitating and married women: a 5-year medical chart review},
  author={Janet Yuen-Ha Wong and Anna Wai-Man Choi and Daniel Yee Tak Fong and Edmond P H Choi and John Kit-Shing Wong and Fung Ling So and Chu-Leung Lau and Chak-wah Kam},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Cohabitation, referring to a co-residential romantic relationship between two intimate partners without a marriage license, has become widely accepted in contemporary societies. It has been found that cohabitating women have a higher risk of experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) than married women. However, as yet, no studies have investigated the level and pattern of IPV-associated physical injuries and its mental health impact on cohabitating women. Therefore, we aim to… CONTINUE READING