Johns Hopkins Study Addresses Violence Against Women
One in every three women has beaten, raped or abused according to a global study released Thursday by The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Center for Health and Gender Equity. Authors stated that their report, Ending Violence Against Women, is the first worldwide analysis of violence against women.
The study also reported that abuse has been linked to gastrointestinal disorders and chronic pain syndromes associated with anxiety. Moreover, women who are victims of violence suffer from depression and their children have a greater probability of being stillborn or to die in infancy.
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