It also led to further research to better understand the situations within violent homes. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) cautions that there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening.
Although IPV screening remains controversial, some major medical organizations mandate screening. A 2008 review published in journal of Violence and Victims found that despite less serious altercation or violence was equal among both genders, more serious and violent abuse was perpetrated by men.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the percent of victims killed by their spouses or ex-spouses were 77.4 percent women and 22.6 percent men in selected countries across Europe.
Another 2011 review published in the journal of Aggression and Violent behavior found differences in the methods of abuse employed by men and women, suggesting that men were more likely to "beat up, choke or strangle" their partners, while women were more likely to "throw something at their partner, slap, kick, bite, punch, or hit with an object".
However researchers like Michael S Kimmel have criticized CTS methdology in assessing relations between gender and domestic violence.
Violence during pregnancy is another aspect of intimate partner violence that is connected to gender asymmetry.
In a study of German women who experiences IPV when pregnant, Stockl and Gardner found that most women understood that the pregnancy was a negative turning point in the relationship.
A 2012 review from the journal Psychology of Violence found that women suffered over-proportionate number of injuries, fear, and posttraumatic stress as a result of partner violence.
Another report by the US department of Justice on non-fatal domestic violence from 2003–2012 found that 76 percent of domestic violence was committed against women and 24 percent were committed against men.
It may occur between heterosexual or homosexual couples and victims can be male or female.
Couples may be dating, cohabiting or married and violence can occur in or outside of the home.
and can take a number of forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic and sexual abuse.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines intimate partner violence as "...
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