Brochure - Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the Americas: Data and Action

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) – the most common form of violence against women – has serious consequences for women’s health and wellbeing. 

A 12-country analysis from the Latin American and Caribbean region found that large proportions of women who experienced IPV reported physical and mental health consequences, including physical injuries, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. In most countries, IPV was significantly correlated with lower age at first union, higher parity, and unintended pregnancy.

IPV also has well documented negative consequences for children and the broader society