Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health problem that affects millions of women worldwide and can occur during both pregnancy and the perinatal period. This cohort study aimed to evaluate if the experience of psychological and physical intimate partner violence (IPV) adversely affects pregnancy outcomes.
A cohort of 779 consecutive mothers receiving antenatal care including ultrasound and giving birth in 15 public hospitals, drawn using cluster sampling of all obstetric services in Andalusia, Spain (February-June 2010) was established.
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Martin-de-las-Heras S; Velasco C; Luna-del-Castillo JdD; et al. Maternal outcomes associated to psychological and physical intimate partner violence during pregnancy: A cohort study and multivariate analysis. PLoS ONE, vol 14, no 6, 13 June 2019, e0218255
MIDIRS Literature Search Pack of the Month
P53 Violence and sexual assault in pregnancy | Abstracts (1,158 records) £9.95
This month’s pre-prepared search pack features articles relating to abuse, assault, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault whilst pregnant, also known as intimate partner violence. Excludes pregnancy as a result of rape.
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