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What are the types of intimate partner abuse during pregnancy?

The types of intimate partner abuse that can occur during pregnancy include emotional, physical, sexual, and financial.

Emotional abuse includes name-calling, belittling, insulting, and making the person who is being abused feel worthless, which lowers self-esteem.

Physical abuse can also take many forms, including slapping, pushing, kicking, and punching.

Sexual abuse is any unwanted sexual contact which includes forcing the person who is being abused to have sex.

Financial abuse occurs when the person who is the abuser controls all the finances. Actions that constitute financial abuse can include withholding money for basic needs or not letting the partner who is being abused work.

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