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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.
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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.
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Violence against women: health impact

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

Find out more about GBV, rape, and how you get out of an abusive relationship.