Van Gelder N, Peterman A, Potts A, O’Donnell M, Thompson K, Shah N and Oertelt-Prigone S (2020) COVID-19: Reducing the risk of infection might increase the risk of intimat partner violence

General study. Europe and USA based authors


General IPV

IPV can be triggered by a number of

factors, such as economic and psychological stress related to the COVID-19 context as well as potential increases in negative coping mechanisms (e.g. excessive alcohol consumption).

There is an overlap of strategies employed in abusive relationships

with the measures imposed during

quarantine, such as the enforced of

isolation from support networks.