Really interesting research here:
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“Health care encounters provide an opportunity to identify and potentially intervene in IPV,” Dr. Vijay Singh, the lead author of the new report, told ThinkProgress via email. “Men who report perpetrating IPV seek routine health services. Of those who report perpetrating IPV, over half reported a routine health visit in the past year, and nearly one third had an emergency room visit in the past year.”
Singh and his colleagues also found some correlations between domestic abuse and certain health issues that could come up in a routine exam. According to their research, male aggression is linked to irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, substance abuse, and a history of either experiencing or witnessing violence as a child. While Singh noted that “people should not jump to the conclusion that men with irritable bowel syndrome are all abusers,” the correlation could give medical professionals more insight into the complex profile of a man who’s at risk to be too aggressive at home.