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RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment;
Safety and Justice Program;
RAND Labor and Population
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Mental disorders may increase the risk of physical violence among married couples.
The authors examined the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and perceived needs for legal, social, and job services among a prospective cohort of 210 pregnant Latinas. IPV was associated with needing social and legal services at most time points. Women with recent IPV experiences reported greater service needs than women with more remote IPV experiences, who in turn reported greater need than women without IPV experiences. The authors conclude that IPV may be associated with ongoing perceived needs for social and legal services among Latina perinatal patients.
Research has shown that, when women and/or their partners are involved in substance use, women's risk for intimate partner violence (IPV) is higher.
Under what circumstances are spouses more or less likely to engage in aggressive behaviors?
This study investigated associations of substance use, relationship abuse and HIV self-protective behavior with unprotected sex among 290 impoverished women with a non-cohabitating primary partner.
Violence represents a significant threat to the health of impoverished women.
Senior Behavioral Scientist (Adjunct)
Ph.D. in community psychology, University of Texas at Austin; B.A. in geography and urban/regional planning, Texas State University