Violence against women is a serious problem in the United States. It can include either the threatened or actual use of physical, psychological or sexual abuse against a woman by her family members, other intimates, acquaintances, or strangers.
From domestic violence to sexual assault by an acquaintance or a stranger, there is no acceptable excuse for violence against women. If you or someone you know may be a victim, get help immediately by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224. Or, speak to your physician about other options for help.