Violence in the lives of young women: clinical care and management

Curr Womens Health Rep. 2001 Oct;1(2):94-101.


Millions of female children, adolescents, and young adults from all socioeconomic segments of society will experience physical or sexual violence perpetrated by someone close to them at some point in their lives. Knowledge of risk factors and sequelae associated with interpersonal violence, and of specific screening tools and procedures designed to detect violence, can help clinicians identify potential victims of assault. Careful management and referral of victims is critical. The use of anticipatory guidance to prevent physical and sexual violence is also advised.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Battered Women / psychology*
  • Child
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / prevention & control
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / psychology*
  • Disclosure*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control
  • Primary Health Care
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • Psychology, Child
  • Rape / prevention & control*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Sexual Partners / psychology*
  • Social Support
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Spouse Abuse / prevention & control
  • Spouse Abuse / psychology*
  • United States
  • Women's Health*