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Understanding Intimate Partner Violence as a Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Issue in the United States

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Published Date
July, 2016
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This article highlights the following points: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health crisis in the United States, and addressing IPV and its consequences is a critical component of sexual and reproductive health and rights in this country; IPV, particularly acts of sexual violence and reproductive control, disproportionately impact women of reproductive age and can compromise women’s sexual and reproductive health and autonomy; and understanding where IPV and sexual and reproductive health intersect at the federal policy level is critical to better addressing the needs of those experiencing IPV and to better supporting service providers in doing so.