Violence Against Women and Girls: Mapping the Health Consequences

Astbury, Jill (2006) Violence Against Women and Girls: Mapping the Health Consequences. In: Psychosomatic Medicine. International Congress Series (1287). International Congress Series, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp.49 to 53.


Rapidly accumulating evidence indicates that gender based violence is a risk factor for multiple physical, mental, reproductive and psychosomatic disorders affecting women. This evidence challenges traditional psychosomatic and psychoanalytic theories that women are biologically vulnerable to psychological disorder, and suggests that socially constructed vulnerabilities need to be better integrated and investigated in the biopsychosocial model of health.

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Item type Book Section
DOI 10.1016/j.ics.2005.11.099
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ISBN 0 444 52167 4
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > RFCD Classification > 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts-General
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > RFCD Classification > 370000 Studies in Human Society
Keywords gender; violence; women's health; sexual assault; domestic violence; family violence; psychosomatic; reproductive health; biopsychosocial
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