Domestic Violence and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, some men feel powerless against the developing child, frustrated at increased responsibilities, stressed about impending birth and resentful that their wife and baby are getting more attention than they are.  The Pan American Health Organization reports that according to a household survey, pregnant women are 60.6% more likely to be beaten than women who are not pregnant.  They’re four times more likely to experience increased abuse if the pregnancy was unplanned or unwanted.



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