The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: a decade of responding to violence against women

@article{Jones1997TheAC,
  title={The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: a decade of responding to violence against women},
  author={Rudolph F. Jones and Deborah L Horan},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},
  year={1997},
  volume={58}
}
Violence against women is a common phenomenon worldwide. Effects can be severe and life‐long. As physicians who treat women exclusively, the obstetrician‐gynecologist has a medical and ethical obligation to recognize and intervene on behalf of their abused patients. At the same time, because of the special nature of the patient‐physician relationship, the obstetrician‐gynecologist is in a unique position to provide such assistance. This article presents an overview of violence against women and… Expand
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