IPV is common.
IPV can occur numerous times a day and may occur throughout the course of several months. In many instances it is not uncommon for victims to have survived abuse from their partners for many years. Physical, sexual, and psychological abuse are among the three most common types of IPV. In a relationship, there may be more than one type of abuse occurring at the same time.
IPV can occur in any relationship – it does not discriminate when it comes to gender, sexual orientation, age, financial background, religion, and race/ethnicity.
Mental health issues experienced by persons who have experienced IPV can include: