|Title:||A study of domestic violence among women attending a medical centre in Sudan|
El Mardi, A.E.
|Abstract:||To investigate domestic violence in the Sudanese family, we studied 394 literate, married women attending the Arda Medical Centre, Omdurman, from October 2001 to February 2002. Through self-administered questionnaires, the women provided data on sociodemographic characteristics and abuse by the husb and. Abuse was reported by 164 women [41.6%], who suffered 525 violent episodes in the previous year, classified into controlling behaviour , threatening behaviour  and physical violence . Frequency of violent episodes varied from 1 [25%] to > 6 [20.7%]. Violence during pregnancy was reported by 27 women [16.5%]. Provoking events included suspicion of illicit relations, talking back and inadequate home care. Common reactions reported by the women included staying quiet, crying and resistance|
|Keywords:||Academic Medical Centers|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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