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Being Abused: What Puts You at Risk?

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If you want to save this information but don't think it is safe to take it home, see if a trusted friend can keep it for you. Plan ahead. Know who you can call for help, and memorize the phone number.

Be careful online too. Your online activity may be seen by others. Do not use your personal computer or device to read about this topic. Use a safe computer such as one at work, a friend's house, or a library.

Physical abuse can happen to anyone. But certain things can increase your risk of being abused.

Things you cannot control

The abuser:

Unsafe situations you may be able to avoid

You may find yourself in an unsafe situation if you:


Credits for Being Abused: What Puts You at Risk?

Current as of: June 16, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine


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