Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence in Canada: a Comparison of Victims Who Were and Were Not Abused During Pregnancy

@article{Taillieu2015PregnancyAI,
  title={Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence in Canada: a Comparison of Victims Who Were and Were Not Abused During Pregnancy},
  author={Tamara L. Taillieu and Douglas A Brownridge and Kimberly A. Tyler and Ko Ling Chan and Agnes Tiwari and Susy Santos},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={567-579}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine risk factors, indicators of severity, and differences in post-violence health effects for victims who experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy compared to victims who experienced IPV outside the pregnancy period. Data were from Statistics Canada’s 2009 General Social Survey. Among IPV victims, 10.5 % experienced physical and/or sexual violence during pregnancy. Victims who had experienced violence during pregnancy were more likely… CONTINUE READING

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