Good family medicine includes understanding whether or not our patients have a supportive relationship.
Intimate Partner Violence Happens Regardless of Ethnicity, Sex, or Wealth
Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence (IPV), is a reality everywhere—it happens to the rich and poor, men and women, and to all ethnicities. One in three women have some experience with IPV during their lifetime, and one in 10 men experience it. One in four have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner.