Does Physical Intimate Partner Violence Affect Sexual Health?

@article{Coker2007DoesPI,
  title={Does Physical Intimate Partner Violence Affect Sexual Health?},
  author={A. Coker},
  journal={Trauma, Violence, \& Abuse},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={149 - 177}
}
  • A. Coker
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Trauma, Violence, & Abuse
Forty years of published research (1966-2006) addressing physical intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual health was reviewed (51 manuscripts) and synthesized to determine (a) those sexual health indicators for which sufficient evidence is available to suggest a causal association and (b) gaps in the literature for which additional careful research is needed to establish causality and explain mechanisms for these associations. Sexual health was defined as a continuum of indicators of… Expand
Intimate partner violence and sexual health outcomes: a population-based study among 16-44-year-old women in Estonia.
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Sexual Risk Factors Associated with Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Rwanda: A Couples-Based Analysis
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In a representative sample of couples, husbands/partners’ sexual risk factors were associated with IPV reported by their wives, and genital ulcer appeared to be a risk marker for the presence of IPV victimization/perpetration. Expand
Intimate partner violence (physical and sexual) and sexually transmitted infection: results from Nepal Demographic Health Survey 2011
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Intimate partner violence was common among currently married women in Nepal and being exposed to intimate partner violence and getting signs and symptoms of sexually transmitted disease were found to be associated. Expand
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This analysis adds to the growing body of literature that suggests that female IPV victims have a higher STI prevalence, as well as a higher prevalence of STI-risk behaviors, compared with women in nonviolent relationships. Expand
Negative Male Partner Influences on Reproductive Health and Contraceptive Use Among Adolescent and Young Adult Women
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Multiple pathways by which partner influence, including IPV and RC, impact young women’s reproductive and sexual health are identified, enabling future interventions to target these specific points and improve exposure and outcome ascertainment in future research. Expand
Intimate partner violence, pregnancy intention and contraceptive use in Honduras.
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Universal screening for IPV among women seeking sexual and reproductive health services in Honduras may help identify women in need and reduce stigma around IPV while improving outcomes. Expand
Prevalence and associations of recent physical intimate partner violence among women attending an Australian sexual health clinic
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The association of IPV with sex work, prior STIs and lower condom use suggests sexual health clinics would be appropriate venues to screen women for intimate partner violence. Expand
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