Sexual and reproductive health

Intimate partner violence during pregnancy

Information sheet

World Health Organization, Dept. of Reproductive Health and Research

Front cover

Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/11.35 - Web only


Violence against women, committed by an intimate partner, is an important public health and human rights issue. In recent years, attention has focused also on intimate partner violence during pregnancy due to its prevalence, adverse health consequences and intervention potential.