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WFC PHC urges heightened awareness of domestic violence. April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020 

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WFC Public Health Committee urges heightened awareness of family and domestic violence amid COVID-19 pandemic.

With chiropractors increasingly engaged in telehealth and other consultations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WFC’s Public Health Committee (PHC) is urging chiropractors to be on alert for signs of family and domestic violence experienced by patients seeking help for musculoskeletal concerns, such as back, neck and joint pains.

The call comes as United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres issued stark figures in his April 5, 2020 address [1]. He indicated that the rate of violence against women and girls had risen sharply following the imposition of lockdown measures during the pandemic. Dr Guterres pointed out that the threat of violence for many women and girls was largest in the very place where they should feel safest: in their own homes.

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