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Letters Long term health needs in sexual trauma

Conceptualising trauma in women with long term health needs from violence

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6614 (Published 27 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6614
  1. Ayesha Ahmad, lecturer in global health
  1. St George’s University of London, London SW17 0RE, UK
  1. aahmad{at}sgul.ac.uk

The educational focus of Ades and colleagues’ article is crucial for ensuring that women with long term health needs from violence are not marginalised in the clinical setting.1 But it is also important to include a nuanced conceptual and critical approach to the framing of such women’s trauma.

Reducing a woman to her suffering negates the ways that she …

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