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Situating Latina Intimate Partner Violence: A Review of Literature

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The purpose of this article is to provide a review of literature on the topic of intimate partner violence (IPV) among Latinas in the United States. IPV is a serious public health concern that affects all women of ethnicities and social classes. However, Latinas are disproportionately affected by the aftereffects of IPV which leads to issues of physical health, mental health, and other healthrelated issues. This review employs the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) of over three decades worth of literature and research articles in the US to identify and assess the research questions regarding the rates of violence, impact of IPV, and resources/services around the issue of IPV among this specific population. Literature was surveyed, examined, and identified through the keywords that frame IPV rates of violence, IPV impacts which include the cultural association to patriarchy, health issues associated with IPV, and IPV resources/services, which also include barriers to care. As a result, the intent is to address IPV with this specific racial-ethnic group.


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Sociological Imagination