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Intimate partner violence (IPV) factsheet: Prevalence

These pages make up section of our factsheet, Latinas and intimate partner violence evidence based facts. National statistics about the experience of IPV among women in the United States vary by study and the different methods of data collection. The various strategies used by researchers to collect data (e.g., phone vs. in-person surveys), the specific questions asked (e.g., number of acts of physical violence vs. the context of the violence), and the social/community conditions where the study is conducted (e.g., immigration polices) can all impact the results of the study. For Latinas, the language in which the study is conducted (including the use of variations in the Spanish language) can also affect the results. Below we present some of the most current research published on the prevalence of IPV among Latinas in the United States. It is important to remember, however, that these findings must be considered within the context of the issues outlined above and may be limited in their representations.

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