Detecting Intimate Partner Violence and Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a pressing public health concern because of the negative effects on women's psychological well-being and infant-mother attachment, yet few health providers screen for the condition or have protocols in place for its management. Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is strongly associated with PPD, as well as other health conditions, yet it also is generally undetected in perinatal care visits.

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