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Antenatal screening for domestic violence​

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Qld PDC: An indicator Yes/No for whether antenatal screening for domestic violence was performed.​ (Violence poses serious health risks to pregnant women (including breast and genital injury, miscarriage, antepartum haemorrhage and infection, blunt or penetrating abdominal trauma and death) and babies (including fetal fractures, low birth weight, injury, suppressed immune system). Young women exposed to violence are more likely to have a miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth or termination of pregnancy than other young women. Women exposed to violence during pregnancy are more likely to develop depression in the postnatal period).







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