A study from the World Health Organisation presents a systematic review of the global and regional prevalence and health impacts of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual assault. Globally, 35.6 per cent of women have experienced physical or sexual violence. The study also found that women who experience intimate partner violence are:
- 16 per cent more likely to have low birth weight babies;
- Twice as likely to have an abortion;
- Twice as likely to experience depression; and
- Almost twice as likely to have alcohol use and abuse problems.