Intimate partner violence, modern contraceptive use and conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

@article{Kidman2015IntimatePV,
  title={Intimate partner violence, modern contraceptive use and conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.},
  author={Rachel Kidman and Tia M Palermo and Jane T. Bertrand},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={133},
  pages={2-10}
}
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been found to be negatively associated with contraceptive use in developing countries, but evidence from Africa is mixed. This study examines whether the above association differs in conflict settings, which have the potential for both higher levels of violence and more limited access to family planning. We use nationally representative data from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to examine the relationship between individual- and community-level IPV and… CONTINUE READING

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