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    The Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence Beth Hensleigh Texas A&M University
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    Defining Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Actual or threatened physical or sexual  violence or psychological and emotional  abuse directed toward a spouse, ex- spouse, current or former boyfriend or  girlfriend, or current or former dating  partner (Saltzman, et al. 1999)
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    Common Types of IPV Rape (7.7%) Physical Assault (24.8%) Stalking (4.8%)
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    Occurrence Approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700  men are raped and/or physically assaulted by  an intimate partner each year    Nearly two-thirds of women who reported being  raped, physically assaulted, or stalked since  age 18 were victimized by a current or former  husband, cohabiting partner, boyfriend, or date   
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    Occurrence Among women who are physically assaulted or  raped by an intimate partner, one in three is  injured.    As many as 324,000 women each year  experience IPV during their pregnancy    Firearms were the major weapon type used in  intimate partner homicides from 1981 to 1998
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    Consequences Intimate partner violence is associated with  both short- and long-term problems  Female Victims versus Male Victims
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    Consequences Each year, thousands of American children  witness IPV within their families.  
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