Intimate partner violence in African American women

Doris Williams Campbell, Phyllis W. Sharps, Faye Gary, Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Loretta M. Lopez

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Violence against African American women, specifically intimate partner abuse, has a significant impact on their health and well being. Intimate partner femicide and near fatal intimate partner femicide are the major causes of premature death and disabling injuries for African American women. Yet, despite this, there is a paucity of research and interventions specific and culturally relevant for these women. This article focuses on issues relevant to intimate partner violence and abuse against African American women by examining existing empirical studies of prevalence and health outcomes of intimate partner violence against women in general, plus what limited research there is about African American women, specifically. It includes a discussion of specific recommendations for research, practice, education, and policy to reduce and prevent intimate partner violence against African American women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-95
Number of pages23
JournalOnline journal of issues in nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • African American women
  • Blacks
  • Domestic violence
  • Ethnic groups
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Spouse abuse
  • Violence and abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects


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