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do·mes·tic vi·o·lence

(dō-mes'tik vī'ō-lens),
Intentionally inflicted injury perpetrated by and on family member(s); varieties include spouse abuse, child abuse, and sexual abuse, including incest. Various kinds of abuse, such as sexual abuse, also happen outside the family unit. The American Medical Association and similar organizations outside the U.S. have issued advisory notices to physicians on the detection and treatment of domestic violence.

domestic violence

A pattern of sexual, emotional, psychological or financial abuse of a current or former partner, often punctuated by physical assault or credible threats of bodily harm, occurring in the home.
 
Risk factors
Partner abuse of substances and/or alcohol; intermittent employment or unemployment; lower education.

Medspeak-UK
As defined in the UK, any violence between partners in an intimate relationship, wherever and whenever the violence occurs. DV victims suffer on many levels—health, housing, education­—and lack freedom to live meaningful lives without fear.

Domestic violence in the UK, facts of interest
• Accounts for 16% of all violent crime.
• Has more repeat victims than any other crime (on average there are 35 assaults before a victim calls the police).
• Claims the lives of 2 women/week.
• 60% of offenders are unemployed; many have mental health issues; 36% witnessed violence between their own parents; 48% are alcohol dependent.

domestic violence

Battering Public health A pattern of psychological, economic, and sexual coercion of one partner in a relationship by the other, often punctuated by physical assaults, or credible threats of bodily harm; physical abuse by a 'significant other'–boy/girlfriend, lover, spouse at home Risk factors Partner abuse of substances, alcohol; intermittent employment, unemployment; less than high school education; perpetrator: former spouse, ex-boyfriend. See Abusive behavior, Criminal victimization.

do·mes·tic vi·o·lence

(dŏ-mĕs'tik vī'ŏ-lĕns)
Intentionally inflicted injury perpetrated by and on family member(s); varieties include spouse abuse, child abuse, and sexual abuse, including incest. Various kinds of abuse (e.g., sexual abuse) also happen outside of the family unit.

do·mes·tic vi·o·lence

(dŏ-mĕs'tik vī'ŏ-lĕns)
Intentionally inflicted injury perpetrated by and on family member(s); varieties include spousal abuse, child abuse, and sexual abuse, including incest.

Patient discussion about domestic violence

Q. What should I do if I think there is a domestic violence in my building? I think there is a case of domestic violence going on in with my neighbors. I have heard a man hitting a woman and a woman screaming, things being thrown, etc. This type of event will happen several times a week, lasting all day. I'm not sure where my place is on this, since I don't know them, and I don’t even know what neighbor it is, but I hate just sitting here doing nothing while a man is beating a woman. I don’t know what to do. Please help.

A. I have been on the receiving end of domestic violence. I have only been out for about 1yr and 3 months. I almost lost my children due to the issues. The best thing you can do is report it. Even though the person will never leave the situation until either someone intervenes, or they almost lose their life. They can get possibly die from it. domestic issues tend to escalate instead of subsiding. Also there is the problem that the person in the situation may have been threatened and their self esteem is usually in the gutter. I wasnt allowed out of my house and when I did go out I had to look at the ground. If my boyfriend thought that i was looking at someone male or female I usually got hit.

Q. Is “domestic violence” can be considered a medical issue? Is it curable? My partner is showing scary signs of violence…can it be treated with some sort of medication?

A. you can also tyr to get him into an anger management class,that might also help both of you.

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When the full details of male abuse and threats are analysed we find that in the European literature reference to the recognition of the existence of battered husbands can be found quite widely (George, 1994, 2002, 2003).
The National Trust now owns this house, which was prominently shown in a recent film of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," whereby the plaster frieze and its battered husband and "Riding" provide the backdrop in one scene.
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The above reactions instructed these battered husbands that the law enforcement community assumes that to be abused is to be "not male," and such claims will receive little to no assistance.
He said: "There seems to be no Zero Tolerence for battered husbands.
CHEERS AND EARS: Ruth Strauss applauds her battered husband Andrew (right) after he reached his century
Robert Dickson, 60, claimed he was a battered husband who had suffered years of abuse at the hands of 52-year-old Kate.
Watchful at first, Bell; CHEERS AND EARS: Ruth Strauss applauds her battered husband Andrew, right, after he reached his century; TONS OF JOY: Andrew Strauss celebrates after reaching the magic three figures
A battered husband snapped and killed his wife after suffering years of abuse, a court was told yesterday.
He told Exeter crown court he had been a battered husband for 30 years before the alleged attack in September last year.
AS A man who used to be a battered husband, I was delighted to see your article on Nigel Whitear (February 19), who has spoken out about his wife attacking him.
One battered husband, speaking at the start of Domestic Violence Against Men Awareness Week, described his "life of fear".