Negative Effects Of Domestic Violence On Women

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This paper will analyze and discuss the negative impact that domestic violence has on women. Domestic violence is increasingly becoming more of a common problem that reportedly affects more than a quarter of women in the United States. Domestic and intimate partner violence occurs in shockingly large proportions, affecting an estimated 6.2 million American women every year, causing injury that is more serious to women than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined (Department of Justice (DOJ), 2008). Domestic violence is a topic of concern that unfortunately and frequently goes undetected for some time and for unknown reasons. Medical professionals that possibly suspect it may avoid reporting it simply due to the hassle factor of the paperwork …show more content…
Domestic violence has a deep connection to many households across America bringing one to ask how the words violence and family can be used within the same sentence. Domestic violence is not something that occurs because of where we were born, our choice of religion or other reasons. It is having the unfortunate circumstance of getting involved with someone who gets a thrill off of having complete control and power over their partner or even members of their own family. I am analyzing the psychological effects that domestic violence relationships can have on women in the U.S. and what resources are available that can help women get out these relationships as well as how to prevent from getting into another …show more content…
This also served to maintain their identity as a victim of abuse. Also found in this study was that the resources that were made available to them helped them increase their recoil. It is difficult to establish the precise figures on numbers of women who experience domestic abuse due to the large amounts of incidents that go unreported to authorities for fear that it will only get worse if the abuser is arrested. Estimates state that between 18 and 30% of women experience domestic abuse during their lifetime, with this figure rising to 50% to 60% for mental health service users (Kelly, 1996; Doll, 2002). The long term effects of domestic violence on women can run long-term and affect their mental stability as well as their physical

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