Intimate partner violence research proposal

Document Type:Thesis

Subject Area:Law

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This study examines the prevalence of IPV as well as providing the correlation between violence against women and health problems with physical, mental, reproductive, and sexual consequences. Furthermore, the report presents measures to reduce instances of IPV such as increase counseling and mental health training for health care providers. Women economic empowerment such as the setting up of a saving account is an intervention measure that gives women the power to leave an abusive relationship. Literature review 1. IPV and maternal health care Musa, A. The authors succeed in making a connection between IPV and reluctance to adopt skilled delivery care and prenatal services. The study found out that women with IPV history in their current relationship were 25% less likely to consult antenatal clinics compared women with zero history of IPV (p10).

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Similarly, the IPV traumatized participants were 20% less likely to involve professional delivery services. The study shows that IPV lowers the chances of pregnant women seeking antenatal and skilled delivery service. Furthermore, the study provides relevant intervention measures such as counseling in community health centers thus encouraging IPV victims to seek prenatal care (p. 6) during pregnancy. The victim faces trauma leading to abruption of the placenta, and in other cases, the membranes rupture prematurely. The study enables the reader to understand mitigation measures such as healthcare providers becoming keen to notice IPV as an underlying cause of the mother's ill health. Furthermore, the community should encourage efforts geared towards the improvement of maternal and newborn health by addressing violence against women. Training seminars should teach caregivers screening, counseling, and follow up skills to provide adequate services to abused women.

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The authors recommend that health care providers need to be conversant with mental health mitigation measures to assist women in IPV prone households to combat depression trauma (p. IPV promoting child abuse and neglect Adams, T. R. , Handley, E. D. The study was interested in the intergenerational transfer of child harassment in a family with IPV as the underlying mechanism. Adam (p. 87) found out that 72. 5%-maltreated adolescents had a mother with childhood abuse and neglect experiences. In IPV prone households, there is the intergenerational risk transfer of child abuse and neglect (Adam, p. Al-Modallal, H. Childhood maltreatment in college women: effect on severe physical partner violence.  Journal of family violence, 31(5), 607-615. Modallal says that childhood experiences may lead to adulthood victimization in adolescents and college students.

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He furthers suggests a link between childhood violence and women encountering severe violent partner violence in adulthood. E. , Paluck, E. L. , & Prentice, D. A. Physical aggression is in the form of beating, hitting, and slapping. Psychological abuse involves public humiliation, intimidation, and constant belittling. Violent partners portray controlling behaviors where the woman lives in isolation from friends and family with their movement monitored leading to restrictions in information access. Musa says that IPV victims have feelings of shame, fear of repercussions, and embarrassment thus may fear to expose the evidence of IPV to a third party (Musa, p. Perpetrators understand the working of the system thus continue their abusive and manipulative behaviors. IPV exposes women to poor maternal healthcare as they fail to seek medical services.

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There is a negative correlation between IPV and attending to quality antenatal care and using skilled delivery care. Berhanie found out that pregnant women exposed to IPV increase the likelihood of having a low birth weight and premature birth. The probability that the maternal low birth weight increases three folds when the pregnant woman endures IPV compared to those women recording no violence at all (p. 6) during pregnancy. T. , Cicchetti, D. , & Toth, S. L. Intimate partner violence as a mechanism underlying the intergenerational transmission of maltreatment among economically disadvantaged mothers and their adolescent daughters.  Reproductive health, 16(1), 22. Musa, A. , Chojenta, C. , Geleto, A. , & Loxton, D. L. , & Prentice, D. A. The effect of a savings intervention on women’s intimate partner violence victimization: heterogeneous findings from a randomized controlled trial in Colombia.

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