Resilience in international migrant women following violence associated with pregnancy

  title={Resilience in international migrant women following violence associated with pregnancy},
  author={A. Gagnon and D. Stewart},
  journal={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
  • A. Gagnon, D. Stewart
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Women's Mental Health
  • Exposure to violence associated with pregnancy (VAP) is an underrecognized public health and social problem that has an enormous impact on the physical and mental health of women and their children. Our recent study of 1,127 new mothers living in two urban areas of Canada found refugees and asylum-seekers to be more likely to have experienced VAP than immigrant or Canadian-born women. Interestingly, some migrants who had experienced VAP had low rates of postpartum depression risk on the… CONTINUE READING
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