By Stephen J. Morewitz
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND MATERNAL baby health and wellbeing is among the first books to judge the effect of intimate accomplice abuse on maternal and baby overall healthiness. New abuse styles opposed to pregnant ladies and their unborn infants and kids are defined in response to quantitative and qualitative findings from the Stalking and Violence venture (SVP), case stories from a scientific psychologist's deepest perform, and a evaluation of the literature. (See Appendix A learn equipment and Appendix B-Study effects, Tables 1-9). Intimate associate abuse is regularly occurring and will endanger the lives of pregnant girls, their fetuses and their young ones. The long term societal affects of violence are major for the cycle of violence should be transmitted one from new release to the subsequent. regardless of the re seek reports which were carried out during this sector, little is understood concerning the possibility components for companion abuse and the effect of that abuse on maternal baby wellbeing and fitness and grownup health and wellbeing. extra examine should be performed approximately how nurses, physicians, social staff, and therapists can higher diagnose and deal with associate violence in the course of and after preg nancy. potent interventions via the police, courts, and legislators additionally want extra research. one of many important assumptions during this e-book is that associate abuse is a patterned set of behaviors built by way of the batterer to ex ert energy over ladies in intimate and non-intimate relationships.
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20 CHAPTER 1 for protection. Wiemann, et al. (2000) also revealed that previous non-conforming behavior and regular or recent substance use were more prevalent among both the abused adolescents and their partners. In a cross-sectional interview survey of 329 pregnant, battered Hispanic women, McFarlane, Wiist, and Watson (1998) found that symbolic violence and threats of violence by male intimate partners were positively related to the battering of these women. Dye, et al. (1995), in their prospective survey of pregnancy among low-income women, noted that the following factors were associated with battering during pregnancy: this pregnancy was the first one (primiparous), the women smoked tobacco during the pregnancy, and the women had stress-related physical health problems.
However, these findings are inconsistent with staff experiences at medical, legal, and social service agencies who find that women are far more likely than men to be the victims of partner abuse. For example, Rhodes, Lauderdale, and He, et al. (2002) discovered that while 29% of 78 men seen in an urban hospital emergency department disclosed being psychologically abused by their partners, 6% disclosed physical abuse victimization. In contrast, 33% of 170 women reported being emotionally abused and 15% said they had been physically abused.
These results raise the question as to what percent of male victims of partner violence also have a history of engaging in violence against their female partners. Using a retrospective case-control study of emergency department and police records, Muelleman and Burgess (1998) reported that 51% of male victims of domestic violence had been arrested for domestic violence compared to 22% of the controls. In addition, 44% of the male victims of domestic violence had arrests for non-aggravated assaults compared to 20% of the controls.
Domestic Violence and Maternal and Child Health: New Patterns of Trauma, Treatment, and Criminal Justice Responses by Stephen J. Morewitz