The toll of intimate partner violence on breastfeeding is rarely considered, much less researched.  

Worldwide, a third of women who’ve been in a relationship report experiencing intimate partner violence. Medical workers are often the de facto first responders, a role many are not adequately prepared for. But from England to Malaysia to South Africa, a growing number of…

Accounts of long-term damage from repetitive brain injury to NFL players are headline news, but there is another exponentially larger and more vulnerable population at risk of catastrophic permanent injury: survivors of partner abuse.

29 million women and 16 million men in the US have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. The many dimensions of domestic violence, the need for evidence-based prevention strategies and the role that the public and private…

If you’re looking for reasons to attend or support the 2016 International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI) Congress that convenes in Baltimore from November 6 to 9, 2016, Patricia M. Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, has some numbers:

Drinking alcohol used to be taboo in Tamil Nadu, India. Then Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC), a government organization that holds a statewide monopoly on alcohol sales, came into the picture. Alcohol now provides ¼ of the state’s income. But rates of…