Domestic violence is more common than many other conditions for which pregnant women are routinely screened.
Pregnant women and those that are trying to conceive are at increased risk of domestic violence or intimate partner violence (IVP). Each year, over 300,000 pregnant women (or about 1 in 12 pregnant women) are thought to experience IVP. Take this 5-question screening tool to find out if you are at risk for domestic violence/intimate partner violence.
One in 4 women and one in 10 men experience IPV, and violence can take various forms: it can be physical, emotional, sexual, or psychological. People of all races, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic classes, and religions experience IPV. However, such violence has a disproportionate effect on communities of color and other marginalized groups.
Contact these resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline or National Coalition for Domestic Violence