I was recently looking around the Internet for news on assaults against women for a research paper and came across a release by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
What are the types of violence against women?
Behaviors included in the broad category of violence against women include homicide, intimate partner abuse, psychological abuse, dating violence, same-sex violence, elder abuse, sexual assault, date rape, acquaintance rape, marital rape, stranger rape and economic abuse. The effects of this violence can negatively affect a woman’s reproductive health, as well as other aspects of her physical and mental well-being. Long-term risks include chronic pain, physical disability, drug and alcohol abuse and depression. Women with a history of physical or sexual abuse also have an increased risk for unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The vast majority of violence against females is perpetrated by males.
You can read the article by clicking on this link.
What can you do if you are assaulted and how can you protect yourself. One way is to carry a stun gun or pepper spray. You can buy these items from this web store. Just click on stun guns or pepper spray in the left column of the home page.