Domestic Violence: Implications to the Family and Society

Obeagu Getrude Uzoma1 & Obeagu Emmanuel Ifeanyi2,3*

1Department of Nursing Science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
2Medical Laboratory Science, University Health Services, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria
3Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria

Dr. Obeagu Emmanuel Ifeanyi, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Imo State University, Owerri and University Health Services, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria.

Keywords: Domestic Violence; Implications; Family; Society


Domestic violence is a way of insultive behaviour in any association that is adopted by one partner to dominate another intimate partner and can occur to everybody irrespective of age, sexual orientation, race, religion or gender. Domestic violence is shown to be increasing in our society and needs immediate care by all. It involves various forms namely physical, sexual, emotional, economic and psychological abuse. The cause ranges from personality traits, social factors to jealousy. The domestic violence can result to poor physical and mental development of children of homes with domestic violence, depression and so on. It can be controlled by in depth health education and counseling on the negative effects and determining ways to prevent the occurrence of the incident.

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