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Health Care Women Int. 2018 Feb;39(2):243-260. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2017.1375505. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

Sociocultural and structural perpetuators of domestic violence in pregnancy: A qualitative look at what South Indian women believe needs to change.

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1
a Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences , University of Washington , Seattle , WA , USA.
2
b Department of Global Health , University of Washington , Seattle , WA , USA.
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c SAMARTH , Chennai , India.
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d Department of Epidemiology , University of Washington , Seattle , WA , USA.

Abstract

In India, reported rates of domestic violence rise as high as 31%. Abuse against pregnant women in India is associated with depressive and PTSD symptoms, and poor birth outcomes, yet no evidence-based interventions have been tested on this population. In this cross-sectional qualitative study, we sought perspective on South Indian women's concerns about abuse during pregnancy and what they believed would help. Participants cited economic dependence on husbands and sociocultural structures as factors perpetuating domestic violence. Women also described resilience factors that can protect against abuse. Our participants highlighted a requisite for interventions within health and social systems.

PMID:
28956725
DOI:
10.1080/07399332.2017.1375505
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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