Woman abuse and pregnancy outcome among women in Khoram Abad, Islamic Republic of Iran
AbstractWe carried out a descriptive analysis on the pregnancy outcome in 313 pregnant women [153 abused, 160 non-abused]. Abuse was statistically significantly correlated with mean weight gain during pregnancy, mean frequency of the prenatal care, prolonged labour [dystocia], premature rupture of membrane, low mean birth weight and mean gestational age at birth. Given the high likelihood that a woman will access health care services during her pregnancy, physicians providing prenatal care are in a strategic position to screen for partner abuse
Khodakarami, N., Naji, H., Dashti, M.G. & Yazdjerdi, M. (2009). Woman abuse and pregnancy outcome among women in Khoram Abad, Islamic Republic of Iran. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117678
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (3), 622-628, 2009
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