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USPSTF Recommends Screening Women for Intimate Partner Violence


Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is common and reported in some form by approximately 31% of women and 26% of men, and in severe forms by approximately 25% of women and 14% of men. Ten percent to 20% of elderly experience abuse or neglect. This rate may be higher among vulnerable adults, and under-reporting may underestimate these numbers. The efficacy of detection and treatment approaches has been difficult to determine. In 1996 and in 2004, the U.S. Preventive Services more...
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