The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to domestic violence: Domestic violence – pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship, such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation.
It is also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence (IPV). The following table includes the forms of violence typically defined as part of Intimate partner violence, which is domestic violence in an intimate relationship by one's spouse or lover.
Birth control sabotage – efforts to manipulate another person's use of birth control or to undermine efforts to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
Examples include replacing birth control pills with fakes, puncturing condoms and diaphragms, or threats and violence to prevent an individual's attempted use of birth control.
Honor killings are directed mostly against women and girls, but have been extended to men.
Also spelled "honour killing" (American and British spelling differences).
Family physicians and other professionals who provide primary care health services must deal with acute presentations and chronic sequelae of this epidemic.
It also includes a column for other family members or partners.
The rate of occurrence varies considerably based upon one's country, socio-economic class, culture, religion, family history and other factors.
Any misuse of power, especially that which involves physical violence or psychologic intimidation, constitutes abuse.
A perpetrator is a person who performs or permits the actions that constitute abuse or neglect.