Screening for intimate partner violence during pregnancy.

  title={Screening for intimate partner violence during pregnancy.},
  author={Neha A Deshpande and Annie Lewis-O'Connor},
  journal={Reviews in obstetrics & gynecology},
  volume={6 3-4},
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as an actual or threatened abuse by an intimate partner that may be physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional in nature. Each year approximately 1.5 million women in the United States report some form of sexual or physical assault by an intimate partner; it is estimated that approximately 324,000 women are pregnant when violence occurs. Pregnancy may present a unique opportunity to identify and screen for patients experiencing IPV. This article… CONTINUE READING