Violence during pregnancy

E. M. Datner, A. A. Ferroggiaro

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This article discusses intimate partner abuse during pregnancy. The population at risk is defined, including risk behaviors, possible identifying factors during presentation to the emergency department, and available outcome data on violence to the fetus and the pregnant mother. Legal and ethical issues are also discussed. Intervention techniques are presented, emphasizing the role of the emergency physician in coordinating referrals to social service agencies and helping victims develop safety plans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-656
Number of pages12
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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