Reducing physical abuse directed at women by male partners is one of the nation's Year 2000 health objectives.
An important target group for achieving this health objective is pregnant women.
The present study examines the frequency, severity, perpetrators and psychosocial correlates of violence during the childbearing year.
A panel of 275 women were interviewed 3 times during pregnancy and at 6 months postpartum.
Moderate or severe violence was somewhat more common during the postpartum period than during the prenatal period-19% of women reported experiencing moderate or severe violence prenatally, compared to 25% in the postpartum period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Femme, Homme, Gestation, Relation conjugale, Milieu familial, Violence, Victimologie, Contrôle externe interne, Support social, Interaction sociale, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Woman, Human, Pregnancy, Marital relation, Family environment, Violence, Victimology, Locus of control, Social support, Social interaction, Prevention, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0566329
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 09/06/1995.