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Title: GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND ADVERSE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OUTCOMES AMONG WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES IN SELECTED ASSOCIATIONS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Advisors: DR Negussie Deyessa( MD,MPH,Ph.D)
Keywords: GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
DISABILITIES
Copyright: May-2011
Date Added: 3-May-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: Background: Gender based violence targeting women hinder women’s physical, psychological and social well-being. Despite the fact that, gender based violence has been given a great recognition at present time, studies that indicate its magnitude and impacts among disabled women remain scarce. Objectives: The study was conducted in order to measure the magnitude of gender based violence and its association with adverse reproductive health outcomes among women with disabilities in Addis Ababa. Method: A cross- sectional survey using an anonymous questionnaire supplemented by focus group discussion was conducted among women with disabilities in selected association of people with disabilities in Addis Ababa. A total of 528 women with selected disabilities were included in the study using Convenience sampling. Two focus group discussions were used for the deaf and physically impaired women in order to assess their belief and attitude towards the issue. The study also assessed experiences of physical and sexual violence using standard WHO Multi-country study questionnaire and its association with adverse reproductive health outcomes. Result: Among the respondents, the prevalence of physical violence was 40.5% and 30.8% in life time and in the past 12 month respectively. Whereas the prevalence of sexual violence in this order being 42.1% in life time and 57.7% in the past 12 month. Both Physical violence (OR (Adj) =2.00 (95%CI: 1.21, 3.31) and sexual violence with OR (Adj) = 4.21 (95% CI: 2.44, 7.25) was associated with Adverse reproductive health outcomes (unwanted pregnancy, still birth and abortion). Conclusion: Based on the findings of the survey, it can be suggested that gender based violence is a common and serious problem and highly associated with adverse reproductive health outcomes among women with disabilities. Therefore, it is recommended that GBV needs due attention and remedial actions and Programs aimed at preventing gender-based violence must address these identified factors or correlates of violence against women with disabilities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2388
Appears in:Thesis - Public Health

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