Frequency and related factors of exposure to violence of women in the southwest of Turkey


USKUN E. , NAYIR T., KİŞİOĞLU A. N.

ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE, cilt.20, ss.65-72, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4323/rjlm.2012.65
  • Dergi Adı: ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.65-72

Özet

Objective: to determine the incidence of exposure to violence among women before and during marriage and pregnancy; to establish the independent effect of different socio-demographic factors associated with abuse. Methods: Women living in the study area were determined to give birth in last 12 months. The existence of physical and/or sexual violence in three periods: before marriage, during marriage and during pregnancy. Results: It was determined that 18.5% of the participants had been exposed to premarital violence, 9.7% during marriage and 3.2% during pregnancy. Conclusion: Improvement in women's education level and economic status will play a key role in the prevention of violence against them.