Female healthcare workers experience domestic abuse at higher rates than the general female population
A landmark investigation into female healthcare staff in Australia has found nearly half have experienced domestic violence, including one in 10 who had been abused by their partner in the past year alone.
The study, published in the BMC Women’s Health journal, involved 471 doctors, nurses and health professionals in Victoria and is believed to be the first to examine the link between domestic violence and female medical staff.
Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows 2.1 per cent of women in the community have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from their partner in the past year, compared to 4.7 per cent of the female healthcare workers in the study.
This fits with what Don Hennessy says. Don is a relationship counselor and has dealt with thousands of men who abuse their female partners, as well as many women who have suffered domestic abuse.
Don Hennessy says that men who abuse their female intimate partners prefer to target women who are kind, loyal, dedicated and truthful. His ideas on this are spelled out in more detail here: How the male intimate abuser selects, sets-up & grooms a target woman
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