The authors would like to thank Jane Kang, MD, MS, for her invaluable feedback on this article.
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In the 2015 National Intimate Partners and Sexual Violence Surgery, IPV-related impact is defined as experiencing any of the following: being fearful, concerned for safety, injury, need for medical care, needed help from law enforcement, missed at least one day of work, missed at least one day of school.
The following effects were also included in the lifetime estimate only: any post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, need for housing services, need for victim advocate services, need for legal services and contacting a crisis hotline.
For those who experienced rape or were made to penetrate by an intimate partner, it also includes a lifetime estimate of having contracted a sexually transmitted infection or having become pregnant.
- Smith SG, Zhang X, Basile KC, et al. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2015 data brief—Updated release 2018. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2018 Nov.
- 34 U.S.C. §12291 et seq. (2012).
- Durborow N, Lizdas KC, O’Flaherty A, et al. Compendium of state and U.S. territory statutes and policies on domestic violence and health care. Futures Without Violence. 2013.
- AL Code §22-11C-5 (2017).
- MS Code §45-9-31 (2017).
- CA Penal Code §11160–11161 (2018).
- Beauchamp TL, Childress JF. Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 2nd ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press; 1983:148–182; 106–147.
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