Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Violence Against Women and Its Impact on Their Health

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month started in 1987. It has been a time for 35 years to educate and create awareness around the issue of domestic violence, which was exacerbated by COVID-19. Each year there is a theme and this year it is #weareresilient. Domestic violence severely impacts women’s health. It can impact individuals during and for years and years afterwards.

According to the Office on Women’s Health The short term impacts include physical betterment, sexually transmitted diseases, and sleep issues, to name a few.

The long term impacts are stress, sleeping disorders, chronic pain, mental health issues, asthma. This list is endless.

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According to the NDAV, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.

On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.

1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime.

43.3% of Alaska women and 30.2% of Alaska men experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes.
Alaska has the third-highest intimate partner violence against women lifetime prevalence in the United States.

Alaska has the highest homicide rate for female victims killed by a male perpetrator in the nation.
More than 84% of American Indian/Alaska Native women experience violence during their lifetimes.
Alaska has the largest Native population as a percent total population in the United States.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and would like access to our lab services we are offering payment plans and 25% off to you. We offer complete confidentiality and are here for you. If you need help you can call 800-799-7233 24 hours a day to get assistance.