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Letters Intimate partner violence

Lack of a practical system to respond to domestic violence

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 18 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3942
  1. Clarissa Fabre, Medical Women’s International Association representative to WHO, and general practitioner1
  1. 1Buxted Medical Centre, Buxted TN22 5PD, UK
  1. cdafabre{at}

We agree that universal screening in healthcare settings for intimate partner violence is not warranted.1 However, we face a serious problem. One in three women globally experiences physical or sexual abuse from a partner; 38% of all murdered women are murdered by …

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