Prevalence of Violence During Pregnancy: Findings from a Jordanian Survey

@article{Oweis2009PrevalenceOV,
  title={Prevalence of Violence During Pregnancy: Findings from a Jordanian Survey},
  author={Arwa I Oweis and Muntaha K Gharaibeh and Rudaina Alhourani},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={437-445}
}
Background Violence during pregnancy is a significant health and social problem. In the last few years several factors have contributed to the emergence of family violence as a high priority social and health issue in Jordan, and the acknowledgement that abuse during pregnancy is a harmful act to the mother and the fetus. The purposes of this study were to investigate the prevalence of physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual violence on pregnant women, and to describe the relationships between… CONTINUE READING
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