Domestic Violence Is A Major Health Problem Essay

847 Words Dec 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Domestic violence is a major health problem all around the world that can affect victims emotionally, physically and psychologically. Domestic violence usually occurs in the home with their intimate partner or household member. It can be physical or verbal abuse like intimidating the victim, threatening, and isolating them from the outside world. Sometimes victims are in fear of speaking out about domestic violence because of embarrassment, shame, or fear of the abuser hurting the victim. Other times, victims do not even know that is happening to them until something major happens. For instance, their partner hitting them or verbally degrading the victim several times. The United States had more than 10 million women and men that have experienced some kind of domestic abuse. About 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men are reported to have experience domestic violence per year. In worldwide statistics, an estimation of 35 percent of women have experienced domestic violence by a non-partner and 70 percent of women have experience it from an intimate partner (Lees). These statistics portrays how often domestic violence occurs throughout the world and that it is effecting the whole population. Even though, physical and emotional abuse does effect the victim very much, psychological abuse effect the victim longer and mentally. It also causes the victim to experience depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dissociation. Psychological abuse can impact victims of domestic violence…

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