Did you know that nearly one third of American women will be abused by an intimate partner during their lifetime?
Or that domestic violence is the leading cause of female homicides and injury-related deaths during pregnancy?
Besides physical harm, domestic violence is connected to risk factors for chronic health problems. Women with a history of abuse – as well as children raised in violent homes – are more likely to experience a wide array of physical and mental health problems, ranging from stomach trouble, smoking, substance abuse and obesity to serious depression.
If you feel like you are a victim of domestic abuse, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline. All calls are free and confidential.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Help is available in English, Spanish and many other languages.
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