In the United States, over 1.3 million women annually experience violence by a current or former partner. Each year in Massachusetts, 5.5 per cent of women between the ages of eighteen and fifty-nine experience domestic violence and an estimated 43,000 children are named on restraining orders, suggesting that they have been exposed to violence between family members.
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