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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.

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In the film, Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America, Jacquelyn Campbell of Johns Hopkins Univeristy 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