Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) refers to a pattern of physical, psychological, sexual and/or economic abuse by a current or former partner. Also known as domestic violence, IPV is a serious public health problem. Every year, approximately 4,000 women and 900 men are treated in NewYork City emergency rooms for IPV. Almost half (44%) of women killed in NYC each year are killed by their intimate partners. Aside from the risk of injury and death, IPV significantly increases the risk of other mental and physical health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, stroke and asthma.

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