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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163934
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Abuse in Pregnancy
Author(s):
Chow, Jean
Author Details:
Jean Chow, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, email: j.chow@ucalgary.ca
Abstract:
Purpose: To examine the screening procedures for abuse against women during pregnancy. Background: Violence against women is an important health issue that has its roots in gender inequality. Abuse against women has physical, sexual and psychological consequences and requires the attention of care providers. In Canada, one third to one half of the women will experience one or more kinds of abuse in the form of verbal abuse, gender intimidation/harassment, peer group exclusion, bullying, sexual violence and physical violence. Results: The provinces of Alberta and British Columbia have one of the highest rates of family violence in Canada. In a 1993 survey, it was found that 21% of Canadian women were abused by their partners during pregnancy. For 40% of the women who reported abuse during pregnancy, the abuse began during pregnancy. The risk of abuse is 60.6% greater in pregnant women than in non-pregnant women. Violence against pregnant women is an important issue world wide. Conclusion: Without adequate screening during pregnancy, potential abuse remains undetected and women are placed at risk for continuing harm.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAbuse in Pregnancyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChow, Jeanen_US
dc.author.detailsJean Chow, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, email: j.chow@ucalgary.caen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163934-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To examine the screening procedures for abuse against women during pregnancy. Background: Violence against women is an important health issue that has its roots in gender inequality. Abuse against women has physical, sexual and psychological consequences and requires the attention of care providers. In Canada, one third to one half of the women will experience one or more kinds of abuse in the form of verbal abuse, gender intimidation/harassment, peer group exclusion, bullying, sexual violence and physical violence. Results: The provinces of Alberta and British Columbia have one of the highest rates of family violence in Canada. In a 1993 survey, it was found that 21% of Canadian women were abused by their partners during pregnancy. For 40% of the women who reported abuse during pregnancy, the abuse began during pregnancy. The risk of abuse is 60.6% greater in pregnant women than in non-pregnant women. Violence against pregnant women is an important issue world wide. Conclusion: Without adequate screening during pregnancy, potential abuse remains undetected and women are placed at risk for continuing harm.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:35:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:35:10Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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