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Effects of abuse on women’s health

Canadian researchers are recruiting women who have left abusive relationships to study the impact that partner violence has had on their long-term mental and physical health.

“The long-term health consequences of intimate partner violence and the associated personal and social costs are very poorly understood, especially in Canada,” said Marilyn Ford-Gilboe of the University of Western Ontario, the study’s principal investigator.

“In fact, this is the first time in Canada research has specifically focused on how women are affected over the long term once they leave a violent relationship and how personal, social and economic resources affect their health,” Ford-Gilboe said in a release.

Read the original article at: Canada.com – Health

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