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Prevalence and factors associated with intimate partner violence among adolescent girls and young women in in South Africa

Evidence indicate that intimate partner violence (IPV) is disturbingly high among South African adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). Understanding prevalence and risk factors for IPV among these emerging adults is critical for developing appropriate interventions to prevent adverse health outcomes later in life. Although, much research on IPV has been conducted with adults, there is scarcity of nationwide studies on IPV among AGYW. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of IPV and its associated factors among AGYW, aged 15-24 years, using the South African national HIV prevalence, incidence, behaviour and communication survey conducted in 2017