Domestic violence is dangerous not only for women, but also for the he alth of their unborn children.
Domestic violence is dangerous not only for women, but also for the he alth of their unborn children
Research published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Its author Dr. Kaisa Asling-Monemi notes that the relationship between domestic violence and child mortality has been known for a long time. And now we have noticed a link between violence and illness in children.
This is especially evident in countries with high child mortality rates. The research data of Dr. Asling-Monemie, for example, relied on the statistics of the state of Bangladesh, which is one of the poorest countries in the world. Child mortality has been declining here in recent years, but it is still 10 times higher than similar indicators in developed countries. And in South Asia, domestic violence is very common.
Researchers tracked the lives of 3,132 babies whose mothers were enrolled in a program to study diet during pregnancy. Half of these women admitted to being victims of domestic violence. And only 11% of their children did not suffer from diarrhea or lung infections in the first 12 months of their lives.