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Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine

A Study of Domestic Violence in Working Women

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Author Details : Hina Kausar, Shruti P

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2016

Article Page : 43-46

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Background: Violence against women is a major public health problem and a violation of human rights. It affects the life span from sex selective abortion of female fetuses to forced suicide and abuse and is evident, to some degree, in every society in the world.
Objective: To study domestic violence against working women.
Material and methods: An Institutional based cross sectional observational study was carried out in Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences and hospital for a period of one year. All professionals and working class women including doctors, nurses, administrative staff sweepers were inclded. Three hundred working women in Chalmeda Anand Rao institute of medical sciences, Karimnagar were taken as sample. The data was collected in a predesigned and pretested proforma.
Results: The prevalence of domestic violence was 15%. Psychological form of domestic violence was more common(44.44%), and most (55.6%) of women had domestic violence occasionally, in 82.2% women husband was perpetrator  for violence and in 57.77% women’s husband were intoxicated during the act of violence. Among the reasons for violence most common reason was not obeying or arguing back (35.55%) and least (8.88%) had this for refusing the sex. Domestic violence was more among sweepers 26.33% followed by administrative staff (10.66%), the difference was statistically significant. As socioeconomic status decreases domestic violence increases but it was not statistically significant.
Conclusion: Working women too suffers from domestic violence. Domestic violence was significantly associated with type of work but relation was not statistically with socioeconomic status.

Key words:
Domestic violence, Physical, Psychological, Working women

How to cite : Kausar H, Shruti P, A Study of Domestic Violence in Working Women. Indian J Forensic Community Med 2016;3(1):43-46

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