News and resources

News and resources

WHO Report highlights violence against women

Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO.

US Preventive Services Task Force updates recommendation on screening for IPV

The US Preventive Services Task Force released a draft recommendation for routine IPV screening among women of child bearing age.

IPV screening encouraged in OB/Gyn clinical settings

Obstetrician-gynecologists are in a unique position to assess and provide support for women who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) because of the nature of the patient/physician relationship and the many opportunities for intervention that occur.

CDC releases the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, according to new findings released in December 2011 by the CDC.

HHS requires DV screening and care for health plans

On July 19, 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report at the US Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) request to identify critical gaps in preventive services for women.