Domestic violence and health of Pakistani women
Community Health Sciences
Objective: Assessment of the prevalence and health consequences of domestic violence among women in Karachi, Pakistan.Methods: Confidential interviews were conducted among 150 women randomly selected from health facilities.Results: 34% reported ever being physically abused, 15% ever being physically abused whilst pregnant and 72% of physically abused women were anxious/depressed. Physical abuse was a major predictor of anxiety/depression.CONCLUSIONS: The magnitude, physical and mental health consequences of domestic violence represents a serious reproductive health concern for Pakistan.
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Fikree, F. F.,
Bhatti, L. I.
(1999). Domestic violence and health of Pakistani women. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 65(2), 195-201.
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