Abuse, Divorce and Motherhood Contribute to Poverty, Poor Health

The Oregon Women’s Health Network looks at paid family leave, higher asset limits for public benefits and more affordable housing as cures for women’s ills.

Intimate partner violence can lead to diabetes, hypertension, depression, substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases, said Cassie Russell, economic empowerment coordinator at Bradley Angel, which she described as “the oldest shelter in the West.”

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