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A 44-year-old member asked:

what can you doctors do to end violence against women?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
The only way : That is a question only the woman her self can answer, if you are in an abusive relationship you need to get out. The only time a physician can get involved is when the woman comes to the er we then contact the local law officials.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Great Question: I try to do my part by assisting each of my patients -- men and women -- to heal from feelings of shame and unworthiness that may propel them to harm each other. Such feelings make women not speak out, and may make men want to bully. (i've seen it the other way 'round also.) we can each heal ourselves of our own hurts so that we won't need to be blind to others' -- and can speak out publicly too.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the efforts made to stop violence against women by people they know?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask for help!: Domestic violence is unfortunately very common. It is important to ask for help from your doctor or nurse. Often in a hospital or office, the nurse will ask all family and friends to step out. This is the time to ask for help. If no one is with you sometimes a doctor will admit you to the hospital under a fake name for protection so no one knows where you are. Have a plan before you leave.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do women react to experiencing violence against them?

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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
Different reactions: Some become angry, others confused. A woman can also lose her confidence or become depressed. She may feel tense or anxious much of the time. She may have an exaggerated response when she is startled. She may feel sad, hopeless and alone or guilty. Some become defiant and irritable, while others become passive. A woman needs to seek counseling and get support.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How are race and age related to violence against women?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Violence against: Women may be tolerated more in some cultures than others. However batterers and victims come from all walks of life, all races, all cultures, all socioeconomic classes. Women who have their own economic means may be better able to leave the batterer by accessing legal and medical resources to assist them. Cultural factors may also influence whether a victim chooses to leave her batterers.Dr. Elif.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What's the reason behind violence against women?

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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
Several reasons: When a sub-culture accepts that men should be more powerful than and control women, harming them to maintain control becomes acceptable. If violence was witnessed as a child, a man may believe it is ok. Some men believe that it is part of "being a man." if a man was traumatized by violence as a child, he may not have skills to manage anger or his own behavior. He could be mentally ill.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What does "violence against women" include besides beating?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Many forms: Rape is a big one, because many women have this happen and do not tell. Also sexual abuse of girls during childhood (this can happen to boys also). Verbal violence, calling names, yelling. Pushing and shoving without hitting. Intimidating with weapons such as guns and knives. More possibilities also, none of them conducive to healthy relationships or self-esteem.

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