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Women’s Health—What’s New Worldwide: Violence Against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Analysis of Population-Based Data from 12 Countries

Citation

Kirtley, Shona & Thorp, John M., Jr. (2013). Women's Health—What's New Worldwide: Violence Against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Analysis of Population-Based Data from 12 Countries. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 120(6), 787-789.

Abstract

This comprehensive report produced by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with technical input from MEASURE DHS, is the first report comparing national data on violence against women from 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Violence against women has many negative health consequences including sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancy, maternal mortality, depression, physical injury and suicide and the report states that, when assessed cumulatively, the health-related burden of violence against women is often greater than that of other public health concerns that are considered priorities by policy makers and health-service providers. The report examines the prevalence and factors associated with physical and sexual violence; emotional abuse and controlling behaviours; triggers, consequences and help-seeking; the impact on reproductive health; and the influence of gender norms on violence against women.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.12249

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2013

Journal Title

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Author(s)

Kirtley, Shona
Thorp, John M., Jr.