Domestic Violence as a Risk Factor for Attempted Suicide in Married Women

  title={Domestic Violence as a Risk Factor for Attempted Suicide in Married Women},
  author={Pankajakshan Vijayanthi Indu and S Remadevi and Karunakaran Pillai Vidhukumar and Peer Mohammed Shah Navas and Thekkethayyil Viswanathan Anilkumar and Nanoo Subha},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={5753 - 5771}
High rates of suicide attempts and domestic violence (DV) in women of reproductive age group have been reported from South India, but the association between them was not studied. Hence, this study was undertaken to assess whether DV is a risk factor for attempted suicide in married women of reproductive age group. A hospital-based case-control study with 77 incident cases of attempted suicide in married women of the age group of 18 to 45 years and 153 controls belonging to the same age group… 

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