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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-49

Domestic violence against women working in an institute


1 Professor, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 II year MBBS Students, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Prashant R Kokiwar
Department of Community Medicine, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram X roads, Hyderabad - 500055
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.301958

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Background: Domestic violence is the most common form of violence against women. It affects the life span from sex selective abortion of female foetuses to forced suicide and abuse and is evident, to some degree, in every society in the world. It is important that studies on domestic violence should be conducted and those women who are found as victims should be counselled to reduce/prevent the health hazards among them. Objective: To study domestic violence against working women. Methods: An Institution based cross sectional observational study was conducted in Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences and Malla Reddy Hospital for a period of one month. All professionals and working class women including Faculty, nurses, clerks, and class-3 and class-4 employees were included. Total women working in Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences and Malla Reddy Hospital were 355. Out of 355, 125 women agreed to participate in the study. Results: The prevalence of domestic violence was 23.2%. It was found that slapping was the most common type of physical violence i.e. 20.6%. 11 (37.9%) women out of 29 were facing the economic abuse (violence). 20 (69%) of women out of 29, reported emotional violence. Alcoholic husband was the most common cause in 43.7% of cases. 41.6% of women do not want to report the incidence to anyone. Similar number however has reported to their parents. Conclusion: Thus it can be concluded that the prevalence of domestic violence was very high among the working women.


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