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Intimate Partner Violence, Definitions


CDC releases “Intimate Partner Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements, Version 2.”


Intimate partner violence is a major public health concern; millions of women and men in the U.S. are victims each year. Using a consistent definition helps us to know where it occurs, who it affects, and its impact.


Unhealthy relationships can start early and have lasting consequences. By understanding conditions that lead to violence in dating relationships and teaching healthy relationship skills, we can stop teen dating violence, before it starts.