An Introduction To Domestic Violence



Domestic violence is one of the most common social enormities that are found in the world.  It is a personal tragedy as well as a public health problem. Statistics revealed by Centers for Disease Control show that every year more than 300,000 pregnant women experience violence in different forms mainly from their intimate partner .
The report further discloses that one in 6 abused women discloses that they have suffered domestic violence and abuse in the state of pregnancy. The gravity of this enormity can further be understood from the fact that domestic violence is a leading cause of injury among American women between the ages of 15 and 44 which actually comprise 20-25 percent of emergency room visits that are made by American women in hospitals .  
Furthermore, differentiation of women who have been victims of domestic violence and abuse on the basis of population, race, colour and caste is particularly difficult as women from all cultural as well as demographic segments show that they have been abused domestically by their partners, boyfriends or spouse in some form or the other especially when they were pregnant. Many of the cases of domestic violence go unreported as women find themselves difficult to define their position as victims of abuse, and in many cases they try to compromise and adjust with the situation by blaming themselves for it. 
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