Disclosure and help seeking behavior of women exposed to physical spousal violence in Dhaka slums

  title={Disclosure and help seeking behavior of women exposed to physical spousal violence in Dhaka slums},
  author={Kausar Parvin and Naznin Sultana and Ruchira Tabassum Naved},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Despite high prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and its adverse social and health consequences, the rate of help seeking for IPV is generally low. Although the level of IPV is much higher in urban slums of Bangladesh, the level and nature of help seeking of the victims are unknown. This paper aims to address this gap in the literature. METHODS Using a cross-sectional survey conducted between August 2011-February 2012, we explored disclosure of violence, help seeking… CONTINUE READING

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