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Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an important health and human rights issue and its impact on mortality and morbidity warrants greater engagement from the health sector.1 ,2 Screening for IPV has therefore been recommended, alongside screening for smoking, depressive disorders and other health-related issues, within healthcare settings.3
It has been acknowledged that when women disclose violence perpetrated by a partner, screening should be followed by interventions such as advocacy, social support, structured clinician support and other therapeutic interventions. However, …
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