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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Violence Against Women

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What's the reason behind violence against women?

What's the reason behind violence against women?

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. ...Read more

Violence (Definition)

Violence is described by the World Health Organization as the use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological ...Read more


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What can you doctors do to end violence against women?

What can you doctors do to end violence against women?

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. ...Read more

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What can cause violence in a normally non-violent diabetic?

What can cause violence in a normally non-violent diabetic?

Different things: Without knowing more history, hypoglycemia can cause combativeness. Unstable blood sugars will also affect moods. Then again, things unrelated to diabetes can also affect personality and mood. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What motivates men to commit violence against women?

What motivates men to commit violence against women?

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. ...Read more

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What does "violence against women" include besides beating?

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. ...Read more

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What's the legal impact on the perpetrators of violence against women?

What's the legal impact on the perpetrators of violence against women?

It is a criminal act: The legal impact is the same as violence against anyone in the community. Depending on its seriousness, it could include probation, counseling, or jail time. Often the problem is a woman's reluctance to testify against her attacker out of fear or loyalty or belief that he will not do it again. Legal action is probably the best way to get an abusive partner to stop being violent. ...Read more

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Why does violence cause some people to become sexually aroused?

Why does violence cause some people to become sexually aroused?

Mate + Fight Neurons: In 2011, a team of neurocientists published findings of their study of circuits in the brains of mice - ones involved in sex & violence, presumably in mammals, generally. They discovered when measuring cells in a particular region of the brain associated with violent behavior (an area of the hypothalamus), a group of those cells became active both when the mice fought and when they mated. ...Read more

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Do violent video games cause violence?

Do violent video games cause violence?

Controversial: That's a tough question to answer. Certainly playing violent games seems to be associated with violence, though that doesn't mean the games actually caused the violence in the real world. I would say that in my judgement, children who are already vulnerable may be more easily influenced, and that kids who play these kids of games constantly are more likely to be affected. ...Read more

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