Theoretical Framework on Domestic Violence

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Theoretical Framework on Domestic Violence

Theoretical Framework
Domestic Violence among Women and Children

A Theoretical Framework are theories that is formulated to explain, predict, and understand phenomena and, in many cases, to challenge and extend existing knowledge, within the limits of the critical bounding assumptions. The theoretical framework is the structure that can hold or support a theory of a research study. The theoretical framework introduces and describes the theory which explains why the research problem under study exists. There are three topics that will be discussed: (a) the background on domestic violence and the different reasons why women stay, (b) the criminal justice system and how the laws need to be
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Domestic violence is also associated with other mental health problems such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression. Women who are abused suffer an increased risk of unplanned or early pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. As trauma victims, they are also at an increased risk of substance abuse. According to a U.S. study, women who experience intimate partner abuse are three times more likely to have gynecological problems than non-abused women. From Violence against Women: Effects on Reproductive Health, Outlook, vol. 20, no. 1 (September 2002). Other evaluations have shown that there are significant obstetric risk factors associated with domestic violence. Abused women are more likely to have a history of sexually transmitted disease infections, vaginal and cervical infections, kidney infections, and bleeding during pregnancy. These can also be all of which are risk factors for pregnant women. Abused women are more likely to delay prenatal care and are less likely to receive antenatal care.
Finally, how does domestic violence affect the children and family? Close your eyes and think as if you’re coming home with your kids from a long day and you walk in to an upset husband or spouse. He’s so angry that he doesn’t have a stalwart state of mind. Your spouse then abuses your kids and you can’t control the situation. He then later on attacks

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