Author: MARIANA GUADALUPE MOJARRO IÑIGUEZ

Do pregnant teens have higher risk of intimate partner violence than pregnant adult women in Mexico?

MARIA DEL ROSARIO VALDEZ SANTIAGO MARIANA GUADALUPE MOJARRO IÑIGUEZ ELISA DEL CARMEN HIDALGO SOLORZANO MARIA DE LA LUZ ARENAS MONREAL Leticia Avila (2014)

Objective: The objective of the study is to estimate the prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence

(IPV) identify factors linked to it in pregnant Mexican adult adolescent women. Methods:

Data were gathered by the National Survey of Violence against Women (2006), applied to women

between the ages 15 49, users of Mexican public health institutions. Multinomial logistic regression

analyses were performed to explore the significant factors associated with IPV against pregnant

women. Results: Both adolescent adult study participating women showed a 24% prevalence

of current IPV (during the previous 12 months). The study’s multivariate model for adult

women revealed the following as main predictors for IPV: a woman’s agreement with traditional

gender roles (OR = 4.35, CI95% = 2.20 8.60), women with a history of childhood sexual abuse

(OR = 2.76, CI95% = 1.68 4.55). The main predictor of IPV in pregnant adolescents was their

partners’ frequency of alcohol consumption: often/usually (OR = 6.49, CI95% = 2.18 19.33). Conclusion:

To this date, Mexico has not been able to guarantee universal screening methods for IPV

as a part of prenatal care protocols. The phenomenon of IPV towards pregnant women neither has

been followed up by further research nor has been identified as a public health problem in spite of

the seriousness of its implications for women their offspring.

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Partner Violence in Pregnancy, Adolescents Adults, Mexico MEDICINA Y CIENCIAS DE LA SALUD