Psychological Violence Is Just As Violent As Other, Physical Forms Of Violence.
A new study shows that psychological violence by an intimate partner during pregnancy, independent of physical violence, is just as...
A new study shows that psychological violence by an intimate partner during pregnancy, independent of physical violence, is just as bad as physical violence and is linked to a high risk of developing postpartum depression. The study, carried out by Dr Ana Bernarda Ludermir, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, and her team, found that psychological violence is a very common form of partner violence and that health-care professionals don't always recognize psychological violence as "violence" due to it not being sexual or physical violence. However, any violence is not okay and it's your responsibility, for the sake of your children, or future child to try to get out of the situation. You'll be a better parent if you're not exposed to violence. Not to mention, a violence-free life is 100% your right. Learn more about partner violence:
- What is intimate partner violence?
- Some basic facts about domestic violence during pregnancy
- Is your relationship abusive?
- Domestic violence during pregnancy – common misconceptions about abuse
- Physical or sexual violence often comes with reproductive coercion
- Can your relationship handle a baby?