The health sector can play a vital role in preventing violence against women, helping to identify abuse early, providing victims with the necessary treatment and referring women to appropriate care.
Prevalence, chronicity and health effects. Without the ability to sustain themselves economically, women are forced to stay in abusive relationships and are not able to be free from violence. The impact of specific battering experiences on the self-esteem of abused women.
Cultural mores, religious practices, economic and political conditions may set the precedence for initiating and perpetuating domestic violence, but ultimately committing an act of violence is a choice that the individual makes out of a range of options.
The need for a gender sensitive application of the intergenerational transmission of violence theory has been supported empirically in a number of studies. Psychological abuse: a variable deserving critical attention in domestic violence.
Sex Roles ; Male victims of domestic violence. Blaming the victim for an inability to manage money; or instigating other forms of economic abuse, such as destruction of property.
Brown found that in case where only the male partner was injured, the female was charged in Battering in intimate partnership violence is also one of the most common causes of injury in women.
Domestic violence is wide spread, deeply ingrained and has serious impacts on women's health and well-being.
The issue of domestic violence must be brought into open and examined as any other preventable health problem, and best remedies available be applied. Profile of an abuser correlate with the Cluster B personality disorders: Anti-Social Personality a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others, lack of empathyBorderline Personality a pervasive pattern of instability in relationships, self-image, identity, behavior and affects often leading to self-harm and impulsivityand Narcissistic Personality a pervasive pattern of grandiosity need for admiration, and a lack of empathy.