Intimate Partner Violence Experienced by HIV-infected Pregnant Women in South Africa: A Cross-sectional Study

Publish Year : 2016
Publisher : BMJ Journals
Author Name : Bernstein M., Phillips T., Zerbe A., McIntyer J.A., Brittain K., Petro G., Abrams E.J., Myer L.
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This article explores the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among HIV-infected pregnant women in South Africa. It found that 21% of women reported experiencing one or more type of IPV in the last twelve months, and 48% of them reported experiencing two or more types of violence. Reported IPV was higher among married women, and women who experienced IPV were more likely to score higher for substance use, depression, and psychological distresses. 

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