Each black eye and bruised rib increases the likeliness of long term illnesses. In the past ten years many studies have linked domestic violence to cancer. The increases chronic stress lowers your immune system. The low immune system allows your body to be invaded by diseases.The physical,emotional, and psychological abuse can lead to a number of negative consequences, one of which is the increased likelihood of developing cancer.Women experiencing domestic violence or sexual violence have higher stress levels and higher rates of anxiety disorders.
Violence is not just social and legal issue. It is a medical issue that many doctors are not ready for. The Adverse Childhood Experiences study conducted in the 1990s was one of the first studies to establish a connection between childhood abuse and negative health outcomes. In this test they determined that people who suffered childhood abuse were 50 times more likely to commit suicide, drink, use drugs or be sexually active. Now according to the Center for Disease Control 80% of women that have been abused develop short and/or long term health issues. PTSD, diabetes, eating disorders and cancer are the most common ones.
If it literally kills you then why is there little to no consequences to perpetrators. If a poison was outside and it would take years later would you allow them to go? A child tells someone they were abused and many times they are forced to return with fear of jail time for a parent. 1 in 3 girls are sexually abused. 1 in 5 boys are sexually abused. 1 in 4 women will face domestic violence. That is approximately 60 million children and 1.3 million women a year are subject to chronic illnesses. That is because we as a society ignore the facts and blame the victim. The statement "why did she stay" is so outrageously ridiculous. Victim blaming helps no one. Stand up, speak out and never be silenced. Together we can and will move mountains. For more information go to: www.voices-amplified.com