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Global WHO survey: poor physical and mental health more prevalent among women who have experienced intimate partner violence

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Global WHO survey: poor physical and mental health more prevalent among women who have experienced intimate partner violence

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  • First published October 24, 2008.
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October 24, 2008
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    It is not possible to determine whether exposure to violence occurred before physical or mental health problems. Certain factors that may be responsible for the increase in health problems (eg, alcohol abuse) were not considered. The details of the study method varied between countries, including the definition of "ever-partnered women", usually defined as a woman who had ever married or lived with a partner, but including non-cohabiting sexual partners in Japan, Namibia and Peru.

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