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While both men and women are impacted by intimate partner violence, women make up the vast majority of cases, and are also more likely to be seriously injured or killed as a result of incidents of domestic violence. For example, of the 81 intimate partner victims of violations causing death reported by police in 2016, 63 (78%) were female.
After escaping abuse, women and children fleeing violence must be able to access a variety of social services in order to rebuild their lives. One of the most necessary services and often a first step after experiencing violence is to seek physical and mental healthcare.
While healthcare in Canada is universal, there are prevalent stigmas and biases that can make it difficult for many to not only access healthcare, but to receive effective and respectful treatment.