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The aim of this research was to increase understanding of how women feel about the experience of IVF 2-3 years after ceasing treatment. A questionnaire covering issues relating to infertility and the value of the experience of IVF together with three self-report measures [Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS), Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State (GRIMS)(More)
BACKGROUND Depression and suicide are responsible for a substantial burden of disease globally. Evidence suggests that intimate partner violence (IPV) experience is associated with increased risk of depression, but also that people with mental disorders are at increased risk of violence. We aimed to investigate the extent to which IPV experience is(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Self-inflicted injuries are one of the major causes of disease burden and death globally. Understanding the extent to which this is associated with childhood sexual abuse (CSA) exposure can help inform prevention strategies. We aimed to quantify to what extent CSA was associated with incident suicide attempts in men and women. (More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reports the findings of a prospective longitudinal study of 272 nulliparous pregnant women, which investigated as one of its objectives the psychological sequelae of obstetric procedures. METHOD Participants completed structured interviews and standardised, published psychometric questionnaires, including the Rosenberg Self-Esteem(More)
OBJECTIVE Using burden of disease methodology, estimate the health risks of intimate partner violence (IPV) among women in Victoria, Australia. METHODS We calculated population attributable fractions (from survey data on the prevalence of IPV and the relative risks of associated health problems in Australia) and determined health outcomes by applying them(More)
A postal survey of all women who gave birth in Victoria in one week in 1989 was used to assess the contribution of birth events, satisfaction with care and social differences to depression after birth. The questionnaire was mailed to women eight to nine months after birth. The survey response was 71.4 per cent (790/1107) with underrepresentation of young(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationships between women's emotional well-being after childbirth and several measures of the social context of motherhood. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS Case-control study of 45 women who were identified as depressed in a population-based postal survey 8-9 months after giving birth and 45 randomly selected women who were not(More)
In this article, we explore how Javanese women identify and speak of symptoms of depression in late pregnancy and early postpartum and describe their subjective accounts of mood disorders. The study, conducted in the East Java region of Indonesia in 2000, involved in-depth interviews with a subgroup of women (N = 41) who scored above the cutoff score of(More)