Are There Still Gaps in Screening?

Published on October 29, 2013 by Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY This Isn’t What I Expected In healthcare or clinical settings where women are presumably in the care of providers who are well-equipped to provide relief, women who harbor scary thoughts remain reluctant to reveal what they are thinking.  When women are asked specifically if they […]

Domestic Abuse During Pregnancy

The prevalence rate of violence against women during pregnancy is high. Why pregnant women don’t disclose abuse to their healthcare providers •Shame and/or embarrassment •Fear of the abuser and retribution • Belief the abuse is normal and common among couples • Fear of judgmental attitudes • Belief or hope he will change (when the baby comes) • […]

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