National Domestic Violence Awareness Month …. October!!

MEDICAL CORNER …. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October!!

It Is What It Is

~~October 2, 2014~~ 

This is very serious. It may affect anyone, in any kind of relationship. Family member, elderly relatives, LGBT community, marriage, domestic partnership. It’s there.

Physical, verbal, emotional, economic, sexual …. 

The stigma needs to be removed.

We need to speak up. 

DV21

Domestic violence (closely related to domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence and intimate partner violence) is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic context, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Intimate partner violence is domestic violence against a spouse or other intimate partner.

Domestic violence can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Domestic violence can take a number of forms including physical, emotional, verbal, economic and sexual abuse, which can range from subtle, coercive forms to marital rape and to violent physical abuse that results in disfigurement or death. Globally, a wife or…

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