Sexual and reproductive health

Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women: clinical and policy recommendations


WHO, Dept. of Reproductive Health and Research

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Publication details

Number of pages: 26
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/13.10


The recommendations are aimed at health-care providers because they are in a unique position to address the health and psychosocial needs of women who have experienced violence. They also seek to make health-care providers and policy-makers in charge of planning, funding and implementing health services and professional training more aware of violence against women, to encourage an evidence-informed health-sector response, and improve capacity building of health-care providers and other members of multidisciplinary teams. They should also prove useful to those responsible for developing training curricula in medicine, nursing and public health

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