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Lancet. 2002 Apr 27;359(9316):1509-14.

Dilemmas and opportunities for an appropriate health-service response to violence against women.

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Department of Gender and Women's Health, WHO, 20 Avenue Appia, Geneva 1211, Switzerland. garciamorenoc@who.int

Abstract

This article is an overview of the role of health services in secondary and tertiary prevention of intimate partner violence. In it, I review the evidence, which comes mostly from developed countries, on the effectiveness and limitations of in-service training programmes to identify and care for women who have experienced intimate partner violence. I also discuss recent initiatives in developing countries to integrate concerns on gender-based violence into health-care services at different levels, some of the dilemmas and challenges posed by the current approaches to intimate partner violence, and recommendations for future interventions.

PMID:
11988263
DOI:
10.1016/S0140-6736(02)08417-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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