Domestic abuse: GPs trained to spot signs of violence – BBC News

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“Women were coming back for emergency contraception or having lots of terminations. I hadn’t appreciated they weren’t in control of their reproductive function.”

Dr Siaron West said it was only after training she realised repeat visits were not a failing of the patient.

“It was one of the things their perpetrators used to control them,” she said.

She is part of a scheme training GPs to spot the symptoms of domestic abuse.

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