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These are actions you can take to protect yourself and those you love from harm and injury. Common safety issues are sexually transmitted infections, falls, violence and self-harm.

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Intimate partner violence (IPV), also called domestic violence, affects millions of Americans. IPV is the most common cause of injury to women in the U.S. IPV is defined as actual or threatened emotional, physical, or sexual abuse or stalking behaviors by an intimate partner. For more information about IPV, go to the IPV Assistance Program Webpage.

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