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Question: What questions about partner violence can I ask a woman without injuries?

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Answer: 1. Have you ever been hurt or injured by a partner or expartner? 2. Are there situations in your relationship where you have felt afraid? 3. Has your partner ever abused you or your children? 4. Do you feel safe in your current relationship.? 5. Is there a partner from a past relationship who […]

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Question: What clues may be present on physical examination in a victim of Intimate partner violence (IPV)?

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Answer: Common injury patterns include injuries to the face, neck and throat (especially signs or symptoms of strangulation), chest, breasts, abdomen, and genitals. Any injury that does not fit” with the history obtained should create suspicion of abuse. Other physical examination findings of concern include evidence of sexual assault or frequent, recurrent sexually transmitted diseases. […]

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