October is the National Domestic Violence Month. It is the time when people and communities gather around to raise the awareness on the daily battle against domestic violence on women and children. You see on the news that the statistics are really shocking. One in four women in the United States has been a victim of domestic abuse by her husband or intimate partner, one in five women is being raped and one in six women is being stalked. If you experience any type of abuse, you may consult with a domestic violence lawyer as soon as possible.
A report last year highlighted the impact of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking will have on women. Studies showed that women who experienced domestic violence had higher risk in obtaining long-term health problems. The health problems may include irritable bowel, frequent headaches, diabetes, chronic pain and sleeping difficulties. Read the rest of this entry »