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Intimate Partner Violence


Spanish Version Intimate partner violence (sometimes called domestic violence) happens a lot. It can happen to anyone— women, children, or men. Women are the most common victims. One of every three women will be abused at some point in her life. The abuser may be a man or a woman, but men are usually the abusers. This handout can help…

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Preconception And Pregnancy: Special Issues


Most women have a very good chance of experiencing a healthy journey through conception and pregnancy. But sometimes, special issues arise that call for extra care and informed decisions. Don’t be afraid to discuss these issues with your health care provider. Your midwife can be an invaluable source of information and support as you work through your unique challenges. Infertility…

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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Recognizing Patterns and Dangerousness


Intimate partner violence (also known as domestic violence) is a type of abuse perpetrated by a current or past spouse or partner. Domestic violence can refer to violence against a child, elderly relative, or other family member. Since most people don’t report it, it’s hard to know how common intimate partner violence is but national studies indicate 1 in 4…

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