Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) refers specifically to violence and aggression between intimate partners. IPV can include physical, sexual or psychological abuse or stalking.
In the United States, about 1 in 4 women (or 27%) and 1 in 10 men (or 11%) report having been harmed by sexual or physical violence, or by stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
IPV can be life threatening and lead to PTSD. Symptoms of PTSD can sometimes increase individuals’ risk for future IPV, so it can be important to recognize and treat PTSD symptoms among individuals who experience IPV.
The following phone numbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It may be helpful to memorize them in case of emergency.