Family Violence and Maltreatment of Women During the Perinatal Period: Associations with Infant Morbidity in Indian Slum Communities

  title={Family Violence and Maltreatment of Women During the Perinatal Period: Associations with Infant Morbidity in Indian Slum Communities},
  author={Jay G. Silverman and Donta Balaiah and Michele R. Decker and Sabrina C. Boyce and Julie Ritter and Dattaram D. Naik and Saritha Nair and Niranjan Saggurti and Anita Raj},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
ObjectivesTo determine the prevalence of non-violent, gender-based forms of maltreatment of women by husbands and in-laws [i.e., gender-based household maltreatment (GBHM)] during pregnancy and postpartum; to clarify the role of GBHM in compromising infant health, and whether this role extends beyond that previously observed for intimate partner violence (IPV).MethodsCross-sectional, quantitative data were collected from women (ages 15–35) seeking immunizations for their infants <6 months of… 
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