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BJOG. 2012 Aug;119(9):1058-66. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03401.x. Epub 2012 Jun 7.

Abuse from in-laws and associations with attempts to control reproductive decisions among rural women in Côte d'Ivoire: a cross-sectional study.

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Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA. jhumka.gupta@yale.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To document the lifetime prevalence of abuse from in-laws (both nonphysical maltreatment and physical violence), the forms of in-law abuse and reproductive control, and the relationship between experiences of in-law abuse and reproductive control among partnered women in rural Côte d'Ivoire.

DESIGN:

Cross-sectional study using baseline data (October 2010) from a randomised controlled trial examining socio-economic interventions on reduction of violence against Ivorian women.

SETTING:

Rural Côte d'Ivoire.

POPULATION:

A total of 981 Ivorian women aged 18 years and older who reported having a male partner and a current source of stable income.

METHODS:

Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Lifetime, in-law-perpetrated reproductive control.

RESULTS:

More than one in four (27.0%) women reported experiencing lifetime in-law abuse. In adjusted logistic regression analysis, in-law abuse was significantly associated with in-law-perpetrated reproductive control (adjusted odds ratio 6.9; 95% confidence interval 3.9-12.2; P < 0.0001). Religion and having fewer pregnancies were also associated with reporting in-law-perpetrated reproductive control.

CONCLUSIONS:

Increased efforts are needed to involve in-laws in programmes that seek to reduce gender-based violence against women and improve women's reproductive health.

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