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Brain Injuries Found Common in Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

In a study of 326 women, researchers analyzed assault injuries including jaw fractures, zygomatic complex fractures, orbital blow-out fractures, and brain injuries to determine what injuries are common with intimate partner violence. A significant amount of women who reportedly were victims of domestic violence displayed injuries of jaw fractures, zygomatic complex fractures, orbital blow-out fractures, and brain injuries more so than assaulted women who did not know their attacker. The study was to help doctors screen out the women who displayed signs of domestic abuse in order to refer them to agencies that could help with their intimate partner problems.

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