Moreover, some women who experience domestic violence are unaware of their reality. This could be because they grew up in a household, where abuse was normalized. This hinders a woman’s ability to recognize and steer clear of an unhealthy relationship.
1 in 4 women experiences severe domestic violence impacting the survivor’s physical and mental health. Some of the effects of domestic violence are short-term and long-term effects. This includes chronic pain, temporary or permanent disabilities, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, eating disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), etc.