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Domestic violence, also sometimes called domestic abuse, family violence, or intimate partner violence, is violence or abuse between members of a household or between romantic or sexual partners. It can also refer to other types of violence in a domestic setting such as child abuse or elder abuse. Violence can take a number of forms including physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, and economic. Globally, victims of domestic violence are overwhelmingly women. As a result of abuse victims and survivors may experience post traumatic stress disorder and/or other mental illness, chronic health problems, and financial and other issues.
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