Violence against women as a health care issue

S. K. Burge

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Abstract

Violence against women is prevalent and is understood to produce adverse physical and psychological consequences for its victims. Victimized women frequently visit family physicians seeking relief from their distress; yet violence against women has not been identified by medical professionals as a relevant concern. This paper discusses health issues of women who are victims of violence, and encourages family physicians, who are in a position to have a powerful effect on this social problem, to reframe this phenomenon as a pertinent issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-373
Number of pages6
JournalFamily medicine
Volume21
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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  • Family Practice

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    Burge, S. K. (1989). Violence against women as a health care issue. Family medicine, 21(5), 368-373.