This study reviews current research on IPV in Christian homes, showing that abused Christian women are more likely to remain in the relationship because of religious beliefs (2017).
This article discusses the prevalence of DV among pregnant women, affecting about 300,000 individuals each year in the U.S. This paper details the reasons for increased abuse during pregnancy, and what prenatal specialists are doing to reduce violence (2015).
This University of Iowa study finds that violence by a partner or ex-partner during pregnancy doubles the risk of pre-term birth, low birth weight, and small babies (2016).
This PCADV fact sheet details the barriers facing rural victims of domestic violence. National resources are also provided, with recent research to supplement the information. Although based in Pennsylvania, this domestic violence coalition provides accurate and detailed information for victims from across the United States.