5087.0 Health Effects and Cost of Violence Against Women

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
Violence against women is a threat to women's health. Violence against women is unacceptable not to mention unconscionable. Three papers will address aspects of reproductive, gynecologic, and general health potentially affected by physical or sexual abuse of women. An additional paper will address the estimated cost of abuse for women.
Session Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1) identify new surveys with data on both violence against women (VAW) and health outcomes; 2) Estimate the frequency of VAW; 3) Identify specific health outcomes associated with VAW; and 4) Estimate the costs of VAW on health.
Laila Rahman, MS, MCom

8:30 AM
Intimate Partner Violence and Gynecologic Health: Focus on Women in Kentucky
Ann L. Coker, PhD, James E. Ferguson, MD, Heather M. Bush, Dr, Carol Jordan, MS and Leslie Crofford, MD
9:10 AM
Health outcomes in women with physical and sexual intimate partner violence exposure
Amy E. Bonomi, PhD, MPH, Melissa L. Anderson, MS, Frederick Rivara, MD MPH and Robert S. Thompson, MD
9:30 AM
Health Care Utilization and Costs Associated with Physical and Non-Physical Only Intimate Partner Violence
Amy E. Bonomi, Melissa L. Anderson, MS, Frederick Rivara, MD MPH and Robert S. Thompson, MD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Family Violence Prevention Forum, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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