Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) can be defined as any unwanted sexual contact or activity by an intimate partner with the purpose of controlling an individual through fear, threats or violence. It can affect anyone from teens to elders.
Domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking intersect in ways that can increase risk of serious harm and fatality for victims.
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