Controlling behavior, power relations within intimate relationships and intimate partner physical and sexual violence against women in Nigeria

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p511
Academic Journal
The article presents a study examining the role of husband/partner controlling behavior and power relations within intimate relationships and intimate partner physical and sexual violence against women in Nigeria. The study found that the likelihood of physical and sexual IPV is significantly increased by controlling behavior by husband/partner. The study suggests that there is need to adopt an integrated approach to controlling behavior and intimate partner violence within the society.


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