Today, domestic violence against women is a growing epidemic that can be observed in many countries.
This study was carried out to determine the types of domestic violence against women who were referred to the Legal Medical Organization of Iran in Urmia, Iran in 2012.
Materials and Methods:
The descriptive survey included demographic information, abuse screening, and items regarding partner involvement. Data was gathered using face-to-face structured interviews. The study population included 300, women 18 years of age or older, and data was collected about their demographic characteristics and the types of domestic violence they experienced. SPSS software version 16 was used for the analyses.
The majority of participants were in the 25 – 30 age group, and 83% of them were battered by their husbands in various ways. No significant relationships were observed between violence and unemployment, increasing age, and home ownership.
The prevalence of abuse reported by women in this population suggests that many women that are referred to the Legal Medical Organization of Iran may have a history of abuse. Abused women may have different reasons for seeking a divorce. If routine screening for abuse is included in counseling, health providers will have the opportunity to develop a safety plan and initiate appropriate referrals.
|Violence Type||Frequency No. (%)|
|Psychological violence||298 (99.2)|
|Intense reaction||184 (61.3)|
|Treats of divorce||185 (61.3)|
|Decisions without consulting||207 (68.7)|
|Treats of remarriage||203 (67.3)|
|Sexual violence||221 (73.4)|
|Sex any time he wanted||112 (37.3)|
|Boring sex||113 (37.7)|
|Leave wife alone after orgasm||171 (57)|
|Sex in unusual way||115 (38.3)|
|Disregarding to of sexuality||152 (50.2)|
|Economic al violence||262 (87.3)|
|Prevent economic independence||156 (52)|
|Spending money onfor friends||136 (45.3)|
|Being a miserly husband||90 (30)|
|Control spending obsessively||112 (37.3)|
|Husband get takes their income by force||34 (11.3)|
|Physical violence||268 (89.3)|
|Slap in the face||234 (78)|
|Pulling hair||195 (65)|
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By: Nader Aghakhani,1 Hamid Sharif Nia,2 Ehsan Moosavi,3 Ali Eftekhari,3 Abbas Zarei,3 Nasim Bahrami,4 and Ali Reza Nikoonejad5,*
1Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, IR Iran
2School of Nursing and Midwifery of Amol, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran
3Legal Medicine Organization, Urmia, IR Iran
4Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, IR Iran
5Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, IR Iran
*Corresponding author: Ali Reza Nikoonejad, Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, IR Iran. Tel: +98-4412754916, Fax: +98-4412754916, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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