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SA women ‘suffer high rates of PTSD due to violence’

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Twice as many women than men ‘will experience PTSD during their lifetimes’ due to rape or physical assault by their partners.


05 Dec 2019
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SA women ‘suffer high rates of PTSD due to violence’

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As South Africa marks 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, the South African Society of Psychiatrists (Sasop) says the sheer amount of violence by intimate partners may be even worse than imagined and the consequences lasting. According to Sasop member Ugasvaree Subramaney, physical abuse at the hands of an intimate partner is “the most common form of violence experienced by South African women. “That, together with rape, is a leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for women,” said Subramaney. Women who suffer PTSD due to rape or physical assault by their partners often never...

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