Physical or emotional violence by an intimate partner
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|¨ Globally, between 10 and 69 % of women report physical abuse by an intimate partner at least once in their lives.¨ Women with disabilities are more likely to be abused by their partners than those without.
¨ 50% of Indian women who were abused reported abuse during pregnancy. Intimate partner violence causes 16% of deaths during pregnancy.
¨ Intimate partner violence causes depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal feelings and psychosomatic disorders in victims.
|[Sources: WHO, Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance System 2006, ICRW, Population Reports/JohnsHopkinsUniversity]|