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Stenson, Kristina
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Öberg, M., Stenson, K., Skalkidou, A. & Heimer, G. (2014). Prevalence of intimate partner violence among women seeking termination of pregnancy compared to women seeking contraceptive counseling. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 93(1), 45-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prevalence of intimate partner violence among women seeking termination of pregnancy compared to women seeking contraceptive counseling
2014 (English)In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6349, E-ISSN 1600-0412, Vol. 93, no 1, p. 45-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE:

To estimate the prevalence of intimate partner violence among women seeking termination of pregnancy (TOP) in comparison to women seeking contraceptive counseling.

DESIGN:

Case-control study.

SETTING:

Family planning unit, Uppsala University Hospital.

POPULATION:

Women seeking TOP (n=635) and women seeking contraceptive counseling (n=591) answered a self-administered questionnaire regarding experience of intimate partner violence. In addition, the women were interviewed by specially trained staff.

METHOD:

Comparisons were made between the two groups and between those who had previously undergone TOP and those who had never done so with experience of intimate partner violence as the main outcome measure. Multivariate logistic regression was used to adjust for age, education, and occupation.

RESULTS:

In total 29% of women seeking TOP and 22% of women seeking contraceptive counseling reported experience of violence. Women seeking TOP were more likely to report physical violence (adjusted odds ratio (aOR)=1.6, 95% confidence interval (Cl) 1.2-2.1) and experience of violence during the past year (aOR=2.3, 95%Cl 1.1-4.8). Women who had ever undergone TOP were also more likely to report intimate partner violence compared to women with no history of TOP (aOR=1.7, 95%CI 1.3-2.3). Among women with repeated TOP, 51% reported experience of intimate partner violence.

CONCLUSION:

Women seeking TOP reported to a greater extent experience of intimate partner violence. However, women seeking contraceptive counseling had also a high prevalence of violence experiences. These results stress the importance of caregivers approaching both groups of women with questions about intimate partner violence in order to identify exposed women and offer them help. 

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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-209531 (URN)10.1111/aogs.12279 (DOI)000328435300007 ()24117134 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Stenson, K. & Heimer, G. (2008). Prevalence of experiences of partner violence among female health staff: relevance to awareness and action when meeting abused women patients. Women's health issues, 18(2), 141-149
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prevalence of experiences of partner violence among female health staff: relevance to awareness and action when meeting abused women patients
2008 (English)In: Women's health issues, ISSN 1049-3867, E-ISSN 1878-4321, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 141-149Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: As violence against women is a prevalent phenomenon, it is quite likely that health workers have experienced such violence. Prevalence among female health staff of emotional, physical and sexual abuse inflicted by a current or previous male partner as well as awareness of violence within the family of origin or among acquaintances were studied. Whether such experiences were associated with practice and knowledge concerning care of abused women was also examinated. Methods: Questionnaires were distributed to randomly selected female health care workers at a Swedish hospital. Response rate was 68% (588 participating). Bivariate and multivariate analyses were performed. Main findings: Emotional, physical and sexual abuse by a current or previous male partner was reported by 23.5%; abuse within family or among acquaintances by 22.1%. Associations between personal experience of violence and aspects of practice and knowledge in bivariate comparisons did not remain significant in binary logistic regression analyses, with one exception. Those with awareness of violence within the family or among acquaintances met abused women more frequently. Training was positively associated with all aspects of care and knowledge. Conclusion: The prevalence rate of intimate partner violence (23.5%) among female health staff was high and not unlike that of the Swedish female population in general. Training is of greater importance than personal experience of violence in the context of practice and knowledge when meeting abused women as patients. Hence, men's violence against women should be included in professional education and in in-service training.

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Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-16162 (URN)10.1016/j.whi.2007.12.003 (DOI)000254041200008 ()18222704 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2008-05-06 Created: 2008-05-06 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Andreasson, C., Stenson, K., Björck, A. & Heimer, G. (2006). Den svenska hälso- och sjukvårdens arbete inom kompetensområdet våld mot kvinnor: Nationell kartläggning.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den svenska hälso- och sjukvårdens arbete inom kompetensområdet våld mot kvinnor: Nationell kartläggning
2006 (Swedish)Report (Other scientific)
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p. 1-67
Series
Rikskvinnocentrum rapportserie 2006-2, ISSN 1652-3482
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15616 (URN)
Available from: 2008-02-25 Created: 2008-02-25
Stensson, K., Claesson, I. & Heimer, G. (2006). Våldsutsatta kvinnors hälsa och livssituation: -en longitudinell deskriptiv studie. : Akademiska sjuhuset, Uppsala Universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Våldsutsatta kvinnors hälsa och livssituation: -en longitudinell deskriptiv studie
2006 (Swedish)Report (Other scientific)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Akademiska sjuhuset, Uppsala Universitet, 2006. p. 1-56
Series
Rikskvinnocentrum rapportserie 2006-1, ISSN 1652-3482
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15580 (URN)
Available from: 2008-02-21 Created: 2008-02-21
Stenson, K., Sidenvall, B. & Heimer, G. (2005). Midwives' experiences of routine antenatal questioning relating to men's violence against women.. Midwifery, 21(4), 311-21
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Midwives' experiences of routine antenatal questioning relating to men's violence against women.
2005 (English)In: Midwifery, ISSN 0266-6138, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 311-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-74958 (URN)16061312 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2008-02-21 Created: 2008-02-21 Last updated: 2011-01-11
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