Causes Of Domestic Violence Against Women

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In this literature review it will be considered the different ways in which domestic violence against women be prevented in the UK are becoming victims of domestic violence. In order to find out how it can be prevented an in depth analysis of domestic violence is required. Domestic violence is a social problem which is occurring all over the world. The effects of domestic violence on women can last for a very long time. At times women are even beaten to death by their partners. As, a result is it an issue which needs to prevented.
This literature review will analyse what are the types of abuse which fall under domestic violence, who are the perpetrators, the effects of domestic violence on women, what types of protection are available to women
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Battered and abused women usually get diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Depression. PTSD is a mental health condition caused by a terrifying experience. Some symptoms of PTSD are flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety. Most women who experience domestic violence may find it difficult to perform their daily activities after such incidents. Symptoms of depression include high levels sadness, feelings of hopelessness or unexplained crying. This affects their mental health and ability to make decisions. They usually suffer from a very low self-esteem and even after escaping the situation it takes a very long time for them to be completely mentally stable. According to Campbell Domestic violence leads to negative health issues in the long run for the survivors, even after the abuse has stopped. These include poor health and poor quality of life. Intimate partner violence is one of the most common causes of injury among women. Women who are victims of domestic violence are more likely to sustain injuries in the head, face, neck, thorax, breasts, and abdomen. In case of forced sex gynaecological problems are is one of largest physical health difference between battered and non-battered women. The health conditions include include sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), vaginal bleeding or infection, fibroids, low sexual …show more content…
They are poverty, power and sex identity, women and power, relationship conflicts, alcohol and social norms. Poverty and stress resulting from poverty can sometimes lead to to domestic violence. A significant theory explaining the link between poverty and domestic violence is that it arises due stress. Since poverty itself is naturally stressful, it has been argued that domestic violence may occur due to stress and that poorer men have options to relieve stress. Another cause maybe be poverty, power and sex identity. The relationship between violence and poverty could arise by way of masculine identity. Men living in poverty may fail to live up to their ideas of a successful manhood, which may cause them stress and as a result they may beat women. Some social scientists have become particularly interested in the impact of poverty on male identity and link between male vulnerability and violence against women. They have argued that such links are formed due to crisis of masculine identity, which are often based on their concepts about honour and

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