Domestic violence and pregnancy - perspective from Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

  title={Domestic violence and pregnancy - perspective from Islamabad and Rawalpindi.},
  author={Masood A Ali Shaikh and Irshad Ali Shaikh and A. S.M. Kamal and Sobia Masood},
  journal={Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP},
  volume={18 10},
World Health Organization (WHO) defines domestic violence as: “the range of sexually, psychologically and physically coercive acts used against young and adolescent women by current or former male intimate partners”.1 Based on 48 population-based surveys, a WHO 2002 report concluded that 10-69% of women have been physically abused by their intimate partners.2 Studies in Pakistan have documented the prevalence of domestic violence against women; both from the perspective of men as well as women… CONTINUE READING

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