Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 10th, 2004
M.R. Decker and colleagues examined risk of homicide among 53 abused women who sought prenatal care. Their risk was assessed during pregnancy and in the year before pregnancy using the Danger Assessment Instrument.
"Twenty-three women left their relationships after becoming pregnant; these women were at higher risk for homicide prior to pregnancy than the women who remained with their abusers. Women who stayed...
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