Violence among pregnant women in Denmark from 2019 to 2021 – A hospital-based cross-sectional study

Hanne Kristine Hegaard*, Heidi Sharif, Lea B.S. Ankerstjerne, Seda Serhatlioglu, Anne Mette Schroll, Julie Midtgaard, Kristina M. Renault, Lotte Broberg

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Abstract

We examined the prevalence of lifetime physical and any recent violence and related maternal characteristics and health in pregnant women. We used Patient Reported Outcomes data retrieved from the Copenhagen Pregnancy Cohort (n = 7,361). The prevalence of lifetime physical and any recent violence was 4.0 % and 1.6 %, respectively. For both lifetime and any recent violence, the highest prevalence rates were seen among women aged 18–24, non-cohabiting, smokers, low levels of educational attainment, and women with chronic medical and psychiatric disease and lower psychological well-being. The prevalence may potentially be underestimated in this study, highlighting the need for improving screening for violence.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer100943
TidsskriftSexual and Reproductive Healthcare
Vol/bind39
Antal sider4
ISSN1877-5756
DOI
StatusUdgivet - mar. 2024

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