Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 30th, 2006
Researchers in the United States report, "We sought to describe and compare prevalence rates of and risk factors for violence against women during pregnancy and postpartum."
"Physical and sexual violence and violence risk factors were assessed during late pregnancy and six months postpartum in a prospective study of pregnant women with (n=336) and without (n=298) HIV in four U.S. states. Overall, 10.6% of women reported having experienced violence, 8.9% during pregnancy and 4.9% after delivery," said Linda J. Koenig at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...
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