Blair, PhD 1 ; Carter J. Betz, MS 1 ; Katherine A. Fowler, PhD 1 ; Shane P. Jack, PhD 1 ; Bridget H. Lyons, MPH 1 View author affiliations. Nearly half of female victims are killed by a current or former male intimate partner.
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