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Dr Lucy Potter

Dr Lucy Potter

Dr Lucy Potter

Research Fellow in Social and Community Medicine

Area of research

Patterns and health impacts of intimate partner violence and in the WHO multi-country study on women’s health and domestic violence

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Research summary

Intimate partner violence (IPV) has detrimental effects on physical and mental health, risks to children and is associated with wider societal and healthcare costs. Previous analysis of the WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence found significant associations between physical and sexual IPV and self-reported ill-health, symptomatology and suicidal behaviours.

Real experience of IPV can comprise different combinations of emotional, physical and sexual abuse, and different timings and frequencies of these. A more nuanced testing of exposure to these different combinations of IPV and associations with health is needed.

This study uses data from 29,990 women ...

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