Pattern and determinants of domestic violence among prenatal clinic attendees in a referral centre, South-east Nigeria.

@article{Umeora2008PatternAD,
  title={Pattern and determinants of domestic violence among prenatal clinic attendees in a referral centre, South-east Nigeria.},
  author={O U J Umeora and B I Dimejesi and Brown N. Ejikeme and Vincent E Egwuatu},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={769-74}
}
Gender-based violence, though deeply entrenched in some cultures and religions, has remained a neglected area in health research in South-east Nigeria. This study assessed the prevalence, pattern and background factors precipitating domestic violence in a population of prenatal clinic attendees. This was a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study. Booked antenatal women were recruited into the study after informed consent. Trained research assistants administered the questionnaires in the… CONTINUE READING