DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Intersection of HIV/AIDS & Violence Against Women

HRSA’s Maternal Child Health Bureau has an archived webinar on the intersection of HIV/AIDS and violence against women, originally presented last spring. You can view the offering with slides and audio, or download an MP3 to listen to on your iPod later on. There are also transcripts of the session available. These guys put on a great array of webinars–a lot of topics not being presented frequently that are truly clinically relevant. Now if they would just start offering CEs with them…

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Women have been subjected to violence throughout history, and although this horrendous action is condemned by all societies, it is still prevalent in many, especially the third world countries. In a survey carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2005, out of the ten counties surveyed, more than 50 percent of women in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Peru and Tanzania reported having been subjected to physical or sexual violence by intimate partners, with figures reaching a staggering 71 percent in rural Ethiopia. Only in Japan, less than 20 percent of women report incidents of domestic violence.

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