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The Role of Structural and Interpersonal Violence in the Lives of Women

  1. Research article

    Experience of intimate partner violence among young pregnant women in urban slums of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: a qualitative study

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an urgent public health priority. It is a neglected issue in women’s health, especially in urban slums in Nepal and globally. This study was designed to better understand the...

    Keshab Deuba, Anustha Mainali, Helle M. Alvesson and Deepak K. Karki

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:11

    Published on: 5 March 2016

  2. Research article

    Cross-sectional and longitudinal risk of physical impairment in a cohort of postmenopausal women who experience physical and verbal abuse

    Exposure to interpersonal violence, namely verbal and physical abuse, is a highly prevalent threat to women’s health and well-being. Among older, post-menopausal women, several researchers have characterized a...

    M. Brad Cannell, Julie C. Weitlauf, Lorena Garcia, Elena M. Andresen, Karen L. Margolis and Todd M. Manini

    BMC Women's Health 2015 15:98

    Published on: 11 November 2015

  3. Research article

    Correlates of intimate partner violence against women during a time of rapid social transition in Rwanda: analysis of the 2005 and 2010 demographic and health surveys

    In Rwanda, women who self-reported in household surveys ever experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) increased from 34 % in 2005 to 56 % in 2010. This coincided with a new constitution and majority-female...

    Dana R. Thomson, Assiatou B. Bah, Wilson G. Rubanzana and Leon Mutesa

    BMC Women's Health 2015 15:96

    Published on: 28 October 2015