Prevention of violence: public health priority
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Adverse health effects of spousal violence among women attending Saudi Arabian primary health-care clinics Eldoseri, H.M.; Tufts, K.A.; Zhang, Q.; Fish, J.N. (2014)This study aimed to investigate the frequency of spousal violence among Saudi women and document the related health effects and injuries, as well as their attitudes to gender and violence. Structured interviews were conducted with 200 ever-married women recruited from primary-care centres in Jeddah. Nearly half of the surveyed women [44.5%] reported ever experiencing physical violence from their spouse.Although 37 women [18.5%] had received violence-related injuries, only 6.5% had reported these injuries to a health-care provider. Victims of ...