Levels of Intimate Partner Violence Vary Greatly According to Country and Rural or Urban Setting

Ball, H.
March 2007
International Family Planning Perspectives;Mar2007, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p40
Academic Journal
The article examines intimate partner violence levels and how they vary in both rural and urban settings. A study was conducted in 10 countries, including Namibia, Brazil, and Samoa, that looked at the varying degrees of sexual violence towards women. Researchers interviewed over 12,000 women who were either married or lived with a male partner. At most research sites, the rate of women who had experienced physical violence by a male partner ranged from 13% in Japan to 61% in Peru. Controlling behavior such as limiting family contact and expressing suspicions of unfaithfulness was also associated with violence.


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