Health care for women subjected to intimate partner violence or sexual violence
This handbook is for health-care providers like you. It can help you care for women who have been subjected to violence. This can be physical, sexual or emotional violence whether by a partner or in the case of sexual violence by any perpetrator.
Violence damages women’s health in many ways, both immediate and long-term, both obvious and hidden. Women who have been abused or assaulted need care and support. As her health-care provider, you may be the first person that she talks to about the violence. This handbook is meant especially to help you respond appropriately.