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Victims of partner violence at greater risk of long term health problems

Female victims of partner abuse tend to suffer health wise after leaving their partner. Firstly, their income drops on average by 37% and the separation process itself involves expense and stress which take their toll on health. Some of the health problems that these women are prone to include bowel disease, arthritis and depression. They also tend to be high users of prescription drugs for such things as blood pressure, depression and skin problems. Studies are about to be conducted to determine the exact long term health effects of women who suffer violence from their partner.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Canadian Press

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About: Victims of partner violence at greater risk of long term health problems

Date: 21 November 2004

Source: Canadian Press

Author: Amy Carmichael


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