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Domestic Violence in New York City
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Domestic violence is a major cause of death and disability for women in the age group of 15 – 44 years and the death toll due to this menace equals to cancer while its negative impacts on the health of women “surpasses that of traffic accidents and malaria combined” (Avloniti, 2012, p.4).
Though the United States of America is a developed country where women’s freedom and equality is highly valued, the problem is rampant in this nation also. While the problem is highly significant as a social and legal issue, more important is its impact on the society as a challenging public health issue of far reaching consequences. The gravity of the problem can be understood from the fact that during 2005, “1,181 women” have been killed by an “intimate partner” and that females sustain “two million injuries from intimate partner violence each year” (The Facts on Domestic, Dating and Sexual Violence, 2009, p.1). Apart from the women who suffer due to the direct consequences of domestic violence, the children and other family members are also affected by domestic violence. However, most importantly, this menace is a serious public health problem which can have significant impacts on the community. ...
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