Battered Women

  • Janice Hutchinson
Part of the Women in Context book series (WICO)


“If a guy hit you once, he’ll hit you again. Leave!” This is the advice my mother gave when I was a child. The battered women with whom I have met echo this sentiment. It is, they say, the single most important thing for a female to know about battering. Even so, there are many aspects of battering that must be addressed. This chapter will reveal a collage of information regarding battering of females: definition, epidemiology, history, sex roles assignments, characteristics of battered women and batterers, the wide range of injuries, roles of health professionals and law enforcement agencies, conflicts that battered women have about leaving, and solutions through prevention and treatment. Several case vignettes illustrate some of these issues.


Domestic Violence Family Violence Battered Woman Abuse Woman Oxford English Dictionary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janice Hutchinson
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  1. 1.District of Columbia Department of Mental HealthUSA

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