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Women, violence and health

By Amnesty International, , Index number: ACT 77/001/2005

This paper looks at the links between violence against women and women's health. It reviews the forms that such violence takes, including physical violence, sexual violence, psychological or emotional violence and economic or other forms of deprivation. The paper discusses the health care of survivors of violence, the medico-legal approaches to providing justice for women and the role of health professionals in responding to violence against women and ends with some recommendations for action by governments and professional bodies.

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