Domestic violence and health of Pakistani women
Fikree,Fariyal F.; Bhatti,Lubna Ishaq
International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 65(2): 195-201
Publication date: 1999
Assessment of the prevalence and health consequences of domestic violence among women in Karachi, Pakistan.
Confidential interviews were conducted among 150 women randomly selected from health facilities.
34% reported ever being physically abused, 15% ever being physically abused whilst pregnant and 72% of physically abused women were anxious/depressed. Physical abuse was a major predictor of anxiety/depression.
The magnitude, physical and mental health consequences of domestic violence represents a serious reproductive health concern for Pakistan.