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The health impacts of gender-based violence

Sexual violence is associated with significantly increased probability of depression, thoughts of suicide, attempted suicide, unwanted pregnancy, pregnancy complications or miscarriages, sexually transmitted diseases and alcohol abuse.

Preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women

This report summarises and analyses data about violence against women worldwide. Chapter 1 reports on studies about the health effects of violence against women.

Violence against women: health impact

This pamphlet from WHO summarises the effects of intimate partner violence on women’s health.

Child Abuse & Neglect

This article describes the link between exposure to childhood adversity, including child abuse, and the development of depression, suicidality, substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases.
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