Women’s Health Status and Domestic Violence in Mansa District of Punjab, India
12 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2019
Date Written: November 22, 2019
The domestic violence faced by the women is one of the forms of physical assault. The physical aggression is imposed on women in a number of ways. Physical violence against women includes slapping along with hurting with the objects such as a stick, a shoe, a glass or metal plate. This results in severe injuries to women such as bleeding, swelling, stiffness or pain. The results are drawn by working out the percentage and chi square. The results are based on the 264 respondents who experienced domestic violence of the sample of 400 individuals in the study. The study discovers that half of the victims suffer from injury due to domestic violence repeatedly. The study determines that scratch, abrasion, bruises, cuts, bites are the dominant forms of the injury that the victims suffered. The victims also suffered from the fractures, sprains and dislocations. Out of 131 injured victims, 78.6 percent needed health care due to injury is an indicator towards the severity of the domestic violence. But, the women are showing grit to openly declare the cause of the injury to the health workers. The injury due to domestic violence did not make any association with demographic factors such as age, religion and location of victim. However, such association is strong with caste, family type, education of woman and husband, income and duration of marriage. The study has established that education among women and their husbands is an important tool to curb the domestic violence.
Keywords: Physical Violence, Health, Injury
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