• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • Building Comprehensive Solutions
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Impact of Domestic Violence on Health

The health impacts of domestic violence vary and may be physical or psychological, and short or long term. This section includes documents that discuss poor health outcomes of women resulting from domestic violence. The documents included in this section recognize domestic violence as a public health problem and highlight the importance of health care providers in domestic violence prevention, identification, and intervention.


Jacquelyn Campbell, Johns Hopkins Univeristy from Peter Cohn on Vimeo.

In the film, Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America, Jacquelyn Campbell of Johns Hopkins University discusses "psychosomatic complaints," and the impact of multiple, cumulative injuries and forced sex. See the transcript here.

Poor health outcomes
Physical injuries
Impact on mental health/chemical dependency
Impact on reproductive health