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Family Violence

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In Women


Physical Health Effects

  • Broken bones or sprainsSexual Assault
  • Bites
  • Concussions
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations, scarring
  • Disfigurement
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Chronic Health Effects

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Gastro-intestinal pain or discomfort
  • Pelvic Infection
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Sexual and Reproductive Health Effects

  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Miscarriages
  • Infertility
  • Low birth weight
  • Chronic Urinary Tract Infection
  • Gynaecological disorders (e.g., chronic urinary tract infections, chronic pelvic pain, and pelvic inflammatory disease)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
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Mental Health Effects

For more information on Family Violence call:
Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700


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