Partner Abuse

Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, is a pattern of abuse in which one person uses fear and intimidation to gain power and control over a partner or family member. It may involve physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, such as: Physically hurting or threatening to hurt you, your children, or your…

Partner Abuse

Partner Abuse

Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, is a pattern of abuse in which one person uses fear and intimidation to gain power and control over a partner or family member. It may involve physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, such as:

  • Physically hurting or threatening to hurt you, your children, or your pets.
  • Controlling behavior, such as limiting contact with your family or friends, or limiting your access to money.
  • Spying or checking up on you, such as repeatedly calling or texting you for no good reason.
  • Calling you names, insulting you, or putting you down in front of others.
  • Forcing you to have sex.

Credits

Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

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