Title

Domestic violence in women

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1998

Journal

Medical Clinics of North America

Volume

82

Issue

2

DOI

10.1016/S0025-7125(05)70612-X

Abstract

Domestic violence is a significant public health issue affecting women. Numerous medical organizations have recommended that routine screening of women be conducted to assist in the prevention, identification, and care for victims of violence. This article examines the scope of domestic violence in women, reviews ways to recognize abuse, examines the potential impact of abuse upon health and discusses the management of victims.

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