Intimate partner violence and community service needs among pregnant and postpartum Latina women.

@article{Eisenman2009IntimatePV,
  title={Intimate partner violence and community service needs among pregnant and postpartum Latina women.},
  author={David P Eisenman and E. E. Richardson and Lekeisha A. Sumner and Sawssan R. Ahmed and Honghu Liu and Jeannette Valentine and Michael Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={Violence and victims},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          111-21
        }
}
Health care providers are advised to refer abused women to needed community services. However, little is known about abused women's perceived need for services, particularly among Latina women. We examined the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and perceived needs for legal, social, and job services among a prospective cohort of 210 pregnant Latinas. IPV was associated with needing social and legal services at most time points. Women with recent IPV experiences reported… CONTINUE READING

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