"Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. According to the American Institute on Domestic Violence, each year over 5 million women are abused. That's why we'll be talking to specialists in this field on a variety of topics and answering confidential viewer questions," said On Call producer and host Lindsey Meyers.
Meyers and On Call medical editor Dr. Rick Holm will discuss the topic with guest Dr. Sarah Flynn, associate professor with the University of South Dakota's School of Medicine.
"We'll hear one person's story of abuse and how they began the healing process. We'll also visit the Brookings domestic abuse shelter to find out what programs they're offering to men, women and children. And we'll give tips for leaving an abusive relationship."
On Call is a weekly program about health on South Dakota Public Television. The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service produces the program. The show is broadcast Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
On Call is the only medical program endorsed by the South Dakota State Medical Association and the South Dakota Department of Health. It is made possible by major underwriter support from Avera Health.