Married women's risk of STIs in developing countries: the role of intimate partner violence and partner's infection status.

@article{Kishor2012MarriedWR,
  title={Married women's risk of STIs in developing countries: the role of intimate partner violence and partner's infection status.},
  author={Sunita Kishor},
  journal={Violence against women},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={829-53}
}
Data for nationally representative samples of cohabiting couples in six developing countries show that intimate partner violence (IPV) increases the risk of self-reported sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for currently married women (ORs = 1.4-2.2) in all six countries, and that the strength of this relationship is not diminished by controls for proximate determinants such as husband's self-reported STI status and men's and women's higher-risk behaviors. The robustness of the IPV-STI… CONTINUE READING
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