January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Learn the basics and become a superwoman advocating for female health.
Abuse is prevalent, under-reported.
A recent study looked at the association between recent abuse and menopausal symptoms.All women were 40 years or older. They were predominantly white, non-Hispanic and postmenopausal. Of this reporting abuse:
All women were 40 years or older. They were predominantly white, non-Hispanic and postmenopausal. Of this reporting abuse:96.8% reported verbal/emotional abuse
96.8% reported verbal/emotional abuse13.4% reported physical abuse
13.4% reported physical abuse3.9% reported sexual abuse
3.9% reported sexual abuse
Compare to non-abused menopausal women, abused women reported more bothersome menopausal symptoms.
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