[Voluntary abortion and domestic violence among women attended at a public maternity hospital of Salvador-BA].

Abstract

Quantitative study in order to study domestic violence in women with induced abortion. Interviews were conducted with 147 women hospitalized for induced abortion in a public maternity hospital in Salvador, Bahia. The subjects are characterized by mostly women, black, poorly educated, economically dependent on spouses, experienced psychological abuse, physical and sexual abuse committed by their spouses. Almost half of the women were victims of domestic violence during the current pregnancy, and that was the reason for inducing abortion for 67% of them. The study reveals an association between experience of domestic violence and induced abortion. As mental health consequences, they developed symptoms of post trauma stress disorder. It is necessary that the health professionals consider the cues to identify domestic violence as a health problem associated with induced abortion, which requires a transformation on the training model, including domestic violence as a health issue.

Cite this paper

@article{Diniz2011VoluntaryAA, title={[Voluntary abortion and domestic violence among women attended at a public maternity hospital of Salvador-BA].}, author={Norm{\'e}lia Maria Freire Diniz and Solange Maria dos Anjos Gesteira and Regina L{\'u}cia Mendonça Lopes and Rosana Santos Mota and B{\'a}rbara Ang{\'e}lica G{\'o}mez P{\'e}rez and Nadirlene Pereira Gomes}, journal={Revista brasileira de enfermagem}, year={2011}, volume={64 6}, pages={1010-5} }