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  • Influence
Intimate partner violence: causes and prevention
  • R. Jewkes
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Lancet
  • 20 April 2002
Primary preventive interventions should focus on improving the status of women and reducing norms of violence, poverty, and alcohol consumption. Expand
Gender-based violence, relationship power, and risk of HIV infection in women attending antenatal clinics in South Africa
Women with violent or controlling male partners are at increased risk of HIV infection and it is postulate that abusive men are more likely to have HIV and impose risky sexual practices on partners. Expand
What is participatory research?
This work reviews some of the participatory methodologies which are currently being popularized in health research, focusing on the issue of control over the research process. Expand
The health and health system of South Africa: historical roots of current public health challenges
Pivotal facets of primary health care are not in place and there is a substantial human resources crisis facing the health sector, so the new government needs to address these factors if health is to be improved and the Millennium Development Goals achieved in South Africa. Expand
Intimate partner violence, relationship power inequity, and incidence of HIV infection in young women in South Africa: a cohort study
Relationship power inequity and intimate partner violence increase risk of incident HIV infection in young South African women and policy, interventions, and programmes for HIV prevention must address both of these risk factors and allocate appropriate resources. Expand
Risk factors for domestic violence: findings from a South African cross-sectional study.
The findings suggest that domestic violence is most strongly related to the status of women in a society and to the normative use of violence in conflict situations or as part of the exercise of power. Expand
Impact of Stepping Stones on incidence of HIV and HSV-2 and sexual behaviour in rural South Africa: cluster randomised controlled trial
Stepping Stones did not reduce incidence of HIV but had an impact on several risk factors for HIV—notably, HSV-2 and perpetration of intimate partner violence. Expand
Transactional sex among women in Soweto, South Africa: prevalence, risk factors and association with HIV infection.
It is concluded that transactional sex may place women at increased risk for HIV, and is associated with gender-based violence, substance use and socio-economic disadvantage. Expand
The epidemiology of rape and sexual coercion in South Africa: an overview.
The rape statistic for the country is currently elusive but levels of non-consensual and coerced sex are clearly very high, and international comparison needs to be approached with caution. Expand
Violence and injuries in South Africa: prioritising an agenda for prevention
The magnitude, contexts of occurrence, and patterns of violence, and refer to traffic-related and other unintentional injuries are reviewed, with a focus on homicide, and violence against women and children. Expand