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Intimate partner violence experienced by 22.7 percent of pregnant women

A new study analyses the violent behaviours exhibited towards . While 21% of women suffer emotional violence during pregnancy, 3.6% encounter physical or . Furthermore, 36.1% of those who reported claimed that it happened “very often” or “daily”.

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A new study analyses the violent behaviors exhibited towards pregnant women. While 21% of women suffer emotional violence during pregnancy, 3.6% encounter physical or sexual violence. Furthermore, 36.1% of those who reported physical violence claimed that it happened “very often” or “daily.”
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Source

Velasco C, Luna JD, Martin A, CaƱo A, Martin-de-las-Heras S. ‘ against Spanish pregnant women: application of two screening instruments to assess prevalence and associated factors’. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2014; 93: 1050-1058.

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