Violence against Women as a Public Health Issue

  title={Violence against Women as a Public Health Issue},
  author={JOAN C. CHRISLER and S. Alease Ferguson},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • JOAN C. CHRISLERS. Ferguson
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Political Science
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract:  Violence can be considered “infectious” in rape‐prone cultures that celebrate violence and domination. The number of annual injuries and deaths due to violence against women and girls is high enough to demand the type of active interventions and public policies that have been targeted at infectious diseases by public health agencies. In this article, we review data on the physical and mental health effects that violence has on victims of domestic violence, rape, stalking, and sexual… 

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