Intimate Partner Violence Among Midlife and Older Women: A Descriptive Analysis of Women Seeking Medical Services (Report)

Intimate Partner Violence Among Midlife and Older Women: A Descriptive Analysis of Women Seeking Medical Services (Report)

Today in the United States women benefit greatly from the many hard-won rights and achievements of their mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers of the 20th century. Actions and aspirations that were once inconceivable for women are now taken for granted because of the great strides in equal rights and social justice made by our predecessors. And yet in stark contrast to these successes, staggering numbers of women contend with discrimination and abuse that not only impedes their ability to lay claim to the outcomes of these political and social advances, but also imperils their very physical and mental well-being. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is perhaps the most insidious of these trangressions, with conservative estimates suggesting that more than 1.3 million women in the United States are victims each year (Tjaden & Thoennes, 1998). This article examines the prevalence and associated factors of IPV among midlife and older women (ages 50 to 64), a cohort whose experiences of victimization and survivorship have been marginalized by most researchers and health care professionals to date. IPV PERPETRATED AGAINST MIDLIFE AND OLDER WOMEN

Intimate Partner Violence Among Midlife and Older Women: A Descriptive Analysis of Women Seeking Medical Services (Report)

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