Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Health services detected more than 7 thousand cases of violence among the population

State health services have applied 37,207 violence detection devices to the Potosí population, of which 7,260 were positive and 29,947 negative.

Family and gender-based violence is a serious public health problem, both because of its prevalence and impact in population terms, and because of the deterioration in health of its victims, who are mostly women, which represents a fundamental barrier to effective integration. Huh. social, with democratic forms of coexistence and the full exercise of human rights.

Patricia Jazmin Cantu Reyna, responsible for the state government’s program for prevention and care of sexual and gender violence in health services and safe abortion services, explained that violence takes many forms, such as at home, sexual assault of girls in schools exploitation, sexual harassment at work, rape by husbands or strangers, rape in refugee camps or as a tactic of war.

For this reason, it is necessary to broadcast that the health services of San Luis Potosí work for the well-being of the women, adolescents and girls of Potosí, this 2022 and until November, through prevention activities and attention to family and gender violence From. Through the Family and Gender Violence Prevention and Care Program, activities accelerated despite the consequences of the pandemic and the unusual past years.

Following case detection, psycho-emotional care has been provided to 3,104 first-time users and 14,493 subsequent consultations to women in San Luis Potosí who are victims of severe partner violence.

This year they have organized 12 conferences and seminars to train health workers on prevention of obstetric violence, voluntary termination of pregnancy, safe abortion, quality treatment in pregnancy, delivery and postpartum, medical care for sexual violence, and awareness workshops. Gave 62 courses. In relation to obstetric violence and the care and recognition of violence.

There have been 618 talks regarding prevention of dating violence and prevention of community sexual violence in various schools. In addition, for health workers, support has been provided in the provision of dialogue on the detection of child abuse, violence and the promotion of good treatment.

Despite the effort, we know it is not enough, and we plan to continue working for the betterment of all the women of San Luis Potosí. If a situation of abuse is being experienced, he advised to go to the nearest health unit to seek the help of experts.

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