FMLY 1010 Lecture 70: Lecture 70

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Family Social Sciences
FMLY 1010
Christine A.Schippers

OP88729 Syphilis: low through adolescence, climb through early adulthood until 60 Rates been increasing, along with HIVAIDS HIVAIDs: rates unsure because of number of people not being tested Declining rates in drug users (injections), started with homosexual males, now common in women, aboriginals 4x higher than non aboriginal Estimate: 71,300 Canadians live with, 17,000 women Highest of newly diagnosed AIDS cases occurs in women in 30s, men in 40s Prevention: High risk behaviors linked to STIs: many sexual partners, sex without protection, frequent drugalcohol use Still taboo topic, unwilling to seek help, medical attention, use of condoms Intimate Partner Violence (390) Physical acts o other behavior intended to cause physical, psychological or sexual harm to an intimate partner Domestic Violence: only refers to those living in same household Prevalence: Women more likely to be injured in physical confrontation, most common form of violence against women, 810 victims of IPV are women Higher risk from dating partners than spouses, gaylesbianbisexual 3x more likely to be victims of spousal violence Higher rates in Aboriginals and common law relationships Causes of Partner Violence (391) Cultural attitude contribute women viewed as property, mans right to beat his wife was protected by law o male victims report, female victims report Personality traits involved: irrational jealousy, dependency, control, mood swings, quick temper, aggressive, high school dropout, unemployed, victims of violence Age: 1624 year old women more likely to be victims than older women due to inability to function independently without partner at young age Alcoholsubstance abuse is common in both perpetrator and victim Effects of Partner Violence on Individuals (392) Women victims at risk for physical injury, sexual disorders, homicide Upset, confused, lowselfesteem,depression intensified whentheyfeelthey cannotleave relationship, may attempt suicide Effect child development bad relationships with partners, children and may become perpetratorsvictims themselves Prevention: Vigorous law enforcement face fact that perpetrators have serious problem Teach professionals to recognize and question signs of violence
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