Impact of Domestic Violence on Health

  • Meerambika MahapatroEmail author


In this chapter, the focus will be on studying the consequences of various types of violent experiences on women’s health. It also opens possibilities of exploring the correlations that may exist between violent experiences and health. It explores the increasing and serious healthcare needs for those being abused within their intimate relationships. The practitioner should note that the victims can include children, the elderly and individuals currently married or engaged to be married. From the available studies, it is not very clear as to how much domestic violence contributes to pregnancy complications, antepartum hospitalization or low birth weight. It is also not very well known as to how much of these complications can be attributed to domestic violence. Therefore, there are little data on the public health impact and benefits of eliminating domestic violence during pregnancy and postpartum.


Physical health Reproductive health Mental health Sexual violence Consequences Healthcare utilization Contraceptive use 


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