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The Gynecologist’s Role in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence 3/3

doctor explaining results to patient

In the first part of this series, we discussed the cycle of intimate partner violence (IPV) & last week we went over how to identify and respond to signs of IPV. In the final part of this series, we will review how to develop a safety plan, community response, and other considerations.

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The Gynecologist’s Role in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence 2/3

male doctor talking to female patient

Last week we discussed the cycle of intimate partner violence (IPV.) This week we will be going over how to identify and respond to signs of IPV.

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The Gynecologist’s Role in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence 1/3

Flowchart explaining the cycle of IPV

The identification of IPV victims must become part of routine medical care performed by obstetricians and gynecologists. Among many factors, IPV is not spoken about during routine exams for all women seeking obstetric or gynecological care because there is a lack of education among practitioners as well as societal misconceptions regarding IPV that medical practitioners aren’t immune from.

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