By failing to discuss strangulation, we are failing our patients

Six seconds is the amount of time it would have taken for him to render me unconscious.

Shortly thereafter, I might have lost my life.

One month before I finally found the strength to leave an abusive ex-partner, he rushed at me with unexpected force during an argument and wrapped his hands around my throat. I kicked desperately at his chest, terrified, heart racing, during what I believed might be my final …

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