Intimate partner violence
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AbstractIntimate partner violence (IPV) refers to any action that causes physical, sexual, and psychological harm by intimate partners, which includes domestic violence. This chapter gives a brief overview and details the prevalence, current theories, research, and evidence, including patriarchy and gender issues. IPV is complex, with internal and external factors relating to the victim, perpetrator, family, and the community. The long-term impacts on physical and mental health are reviewed. Recent direction by the World Health Organization describes a multi-level integrated approach, which is discussed topically in terms of individual, relational, and community prevention and intervention and its challenges. Finally, policies and laws relating to IPV are reviewed. This chapter has been written collaboratively by a multidisciplinary team of medical, social, and legal professionals.
All Author(s) ListCarmen Wong, Wai Ching Ng, Hua Zhong, Anne Scully Hill
All Editor(s) ListDinesh Bhugra, Kamaldeep Bhui, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong, Stephen E. Gilman
Book titleOxford Textbook of Public Mental Health
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of PublicationUK
Pages465 - 476
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsInterpersonal violence, domestic violence, IPV, DV, prevalence, prevention, intervention, patriarchy, gender, family law

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