Domestic Violence Against Women In Thailand

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Domestic violence against Women by intimate partners in Thailand
In Thailand married women at the age of 15-49 years old have experienced physical or psychological violence from their intimate partner every day, 2-3 times a week (ICDD, 2012).When the "domestic violence" happened, women can be victims more than men. Domestic violence is a social critical issue and should not happen to anybody, but it is difficult to prevent.The problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. Domestic violence against women by intimate partners is a pattern of threatening or controlling behavior imposed on women by intimating partner without regarding for her rights, feeling, body, or health (Moreno, 2001). Although the problem can be caused by either male or
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Cause of intimate partner violence stems from individuals and interpersonal determinants. Individual level, such as stress, lack of emotional control, lack of anger management and perpetrator’s previous history of aggression is also one of the keys. The cultural factors are about social values norms and mores, there were the most important. The evidence that domestic violence against women in Thai culture is about power of men and the subordinate roles of women, e.g. men who believe that their wives belong to them, have to take care of them and be responsible for all work in the house, and are also be always available for them to release their sexual needs and society's attitudes about gender roles and expected men as leaders.
There are other behaviors and characteristics of some men like alcohol and drug use. Alcohol and drugs are the major cases of domestic violence against women because it makes people lose control and allows the abuser to justify his abusive behavior as a result of alcohol and drugs. While an abuser’s use
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Domestic violence against women affects the emotional such as, feelings, behaviors and can impact one’s mental stability. Increased anxiety, post - traumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms are commonly observed among survivors of domestic violence. The study of Thananowan and Kaesornsamut shows that women who experience violence during pregnancy has higher stress and depressive symptom, less social support, and lower self -
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